Developing a Collaborative Process During the First Few Meetings
Once you decide to move ahead with your project, the key question changes from Whether? to How? Here are several tasks that should be done during the early meetings to help the individuals at the table form a truly collaborative team. But first, a bit of theory.
A Model of Collaborative Team Development: Moving from Me to We
How do a set of individuals move from me to we? This is the classic question for all teams, but it’s more complicated for collaborative teams than for teams from single units. Collaborative teams have to meet the needs of (1) the individuals at the table, (2) the collaborative team, and (3) the home organizations that the individuals represent.