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  • Iwona Wilson

5 Ways to Improve Collaboration Among Team Members and Boost Productivity

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5 Ways to Improve Collaboration Among Team Members and Boost Productivity

Ever feel like your team could do amazing things if everyone just clicked? Sometimes, it feels like you're all speaking different languages, or meetings turn into a staring contest. Here's the real deal on how to shake things up and get everyone on the same page.

So, What Are The Nitty-Gritty:

  • Meetings That Drag On Forever: We've all been there. You're in a meeting that goes in circles, and by the end, you're no closer to a plan. Did you know that professionals waste about 31 hours in unproductive meetings every month? That's almost four full workdays!

  • When It Feels Like Nobody Cares: It's tough to get things done when it seems like half the team is checked out. Studies show that highly engaged teams show a 21% increase in profitability. Imagine what your team could do if everyone was all in.

  • "Not My Job" Syndrome: It's frustrating when tasks fall through the cracks because everyone thought it was someone else's job. Clear roles and a sense of ownership can boost a team's performance by over 20%.

  • Projects That Don't Know Where They're Going: Ever start on a project and realize nobody knows what the goal is? Or The Solution that does not really solve the problem! A shocking 37% of projects fail because of unclear objectives. Getting clear on the "what" and "why" from the get-go can save a lot of headaches.

Does is look like you??

a disengaged leader
Poor Collaboration leads to poor productivity

So, What's the Magic Fix?

It's all about getting some top-notch facilitation into the mix. Think of a facilitator as the conductor of an orchestra. They don't play an instrument, but they make sure everyone else is in tune and on time.

  1. Swap Important Meetings For Workshops: With a good game plan, you and your team can finally make decisions easily, solve problems, communicate and agree on action plan. 

  2. Turn Up the Team Spirit: When everyone's ideas are heard, and they see their input shaping decisions, it's a game changer. Engagement levels goes. Up, and so does productivity.

  3. Everyone Owns a Piece of the Pie: A facilitator can help make sure everyone knows what they're responsible for. This way, tasks don't get dropped, and everyone feels like they're contributing to the big wins.

  4. Clear Goals for the Win: Starting a project without clear goals is like setting sail without a map. Facilitation helps set the destination from the start, so everyone's rowing in the same direction.

Getting Started

You don't have to do it alone. Bringing in a facilitator can be like hitting the reset button for your team.

The bottom line? Facilitation isn't just a fancy word for running meetings. It's about unlocking your team's potential and turning those everyday frustrations into high-fives and wins. Ready to give it a shot? 

Download the Freebie

Our fifth way to improve collaboration among your team members and build a culture of teamwork and innovation is to implement the insights shared in our guidebook: "The Ultimate Facilitation Guide for Project Executives".

Each chapter is crafted to build upon the previous, offering a simple and actionable steps. The focus is on helping project executives navigate the project maze and avoid the risks of suboptimal solutions. This is what is included in the guide:

Chapter 1: The Importance of Collaboration

Collaboration is the cornerstone of successful project execution. This chapter delves into the dynamics of team collaboration, the challenges it presents.

Chapter 2: What is Facilitation

Facilitation is often misunderstood or undervalued in the corporate context. Here, we clarify what facilitation entails, its scope, and its critical role in guiding teams to achieve collective goals efficiently.

Chapter 3: Facilitator’s Value

The value of a skilled facilitator cannot be overstated. This section explores the tangible and intangible benefits a facilitator brings to the table, from enhancing communication to ensuring alignment and driving project momentum.

Chapter 4: Why We Need Facilitation

Facilitation is not just a luxury; it's a necessity in today's complex project environments. This chapter outlines the key reasons why facilitation is indispensable for project executives aiming for excellence.

Chapter 5: Issues Facilitators Help Solve

Facilitators are adept at navigating through a wide range of leadership issues. This section provides insights into common problems facilitators can help resolve, from bridging communication gaps to mitigating conflicts and fostering innovation.

Chapter 6: Building A Collaborative Culture With Facilitation

Facilitation is at the heart of building a collaborative culture within teams and organizations. Learn how facilitation techniques can be leveraged to cultivate a culture where collaboration, openness, and mutual respect flourish.

Chapter 7: Working With A Facilitator

Engaging with a facilitator is a strategic decision. This final chapter offers guidance on how to work effectively with a facilitator, including the process to engage with a facilitator, setting clear objectives, and ensuring a successful partnership for project success.

For a deeper dive into these topics and to access practical tools and strategies, download our lead magnet, “The Ultimate Facilitation Guide for Project Executives," and unlock the full potential of your projects and teams. Download Now

Embrace facilitation as your strategic ally, and navigate the project maze with confidence and effectiveness.

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