The Collaborative Paradox at Northwood Hall, April 11

Date: April 11, 2018

Time: 11:45 am

We now live in a world of completely distributed information; we need distributed decision making capabilities and this requires skills that most organizations do not possess. Facing stiffening competition organizations must immediately address a compelling need to let go of many traditional management controls that slow decision making and paralyze their intentions to become innovative cultures.

Cap Gemini recently reported that over 80% of CEO’s they surveyed identified idea sharing as the single most important element of innovation – and yet only 16% said they had the right culture to do it. And General Electric’s (GE) survey of top global marketers revealed that whilst 86% of them agreed that partnerships were the most important element of innovation – only 21% were able to build them. There is an increasing demand for innovation in every organization, which is driven by smarter relationships – but due to a lack of internal and external collaboration skills, there is often a failure to innovate.” Andrew Armour, Benchstone Blog

Despite the obvious demands the question remains; are our management ranks and work forces ready for authority to be distributed and can they develop and sustain the levels of collaboration that will need to replace traditional controls?

Participants in this presentation will examine and begin to plan for some of the questions that will need to be addressed as organizations begin a quest for developing “Collaborative Communities”

The Questions to be Considered:

  • Why traditional management development is no longer sufficient and is now the problem
  • What is collaboration really?
  • How does collaboration facilitate cooperation?
  • Why has it always been so hard to collaborate?
  • Will hierarchies have to go?
  • Is your workforce capable of collaborating on a sustained basis?
  • What can HR and OD to do the lead the way?

The Actions and Opportunities to Learn About:

  • Identify and plan the development of key collaborative leaders.
  • Identify specific opportunities for collaborative skill development among your peers and/or direct reports.
  • Identify who should be invested in your success and how to win their support.
  • Learn how to intentionally establish a collaborative relationship

Northwood Hall
3240 Northwest Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 671-8311
http://www.northwoodhall.com/

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