Collaboration Practices

Collaboration Practices

We are born collaborators. As children we’re taught to share our toys, take turns on the playground, and, perhaps most powerful, use our imagination. These fundamental skills transcend from the playground to the classroom, and later into the workplace.

Overtime, though, we lose the spark once had on the playground. Innovation comes at the cost of time and frustration, and workplace collaboration becomes unproductive. It doesn’t have to, and shouldn’t, be this way.

Within this workshop we’ll cover collaboration in detail, outlining practices to help strengthen communication, establish understood roles, self-selected leaders, and work together. Collaboration shouldn’t be futile and a few simple practices can make all the difference in increasing team productivity and happiness.

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Shay Howe

May 12, 2015
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  1. Collaboration Practices Shay Howe @shayhowe learn.shayhowe.com

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  5. Collaboration Practices @shayhowe 1 + 1 = 3

  6. Collaboration Practices @shayhowe Why Collaboration Fails • Ambiguity • Conformity

    • Invulnerability • Laziness • Indecisiveness
  7. Collaboration Practices @shayhowe Collaboration is a Process Not an Event

  8. Collaboration Practices @shayhowe 1 Demand Diversity

  9. Collaboration Practices @shayhowe 2 Bring Ideas

  10. Collaboration Practices @shayhowe 3 Set Responsibilities

  11. Collaboration Practices @shayhowe Demand Diversity Bring Ideas Set Responsibilities Ask

    Questions Have Multiple Sessions Supply Next Steps Switch Roles Yes and…
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  14. Collaboration Practices @shayhowe Communication

  15. Collaboration Practices @shayhowe Follow these directions… • Fold the paper

    in half • Neatly tear off the top right corner • Fold the paper in half again • Neatly tear off the top left corner • Fold the paper in half again • Neatly tear off the bottom right corner • Unfold the paper
  16. Collaboration Practices @shayhowe Follow my directions…

  17. Collaboration Practices @shayhowe Effective Communication • Listen • Have a

    clear message • Follow through • Be authentic & genuine
  18. Collaboration Practices @shayhowe Collaboration Council

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  22. Collaboration Practices @shayhowe UX Research Visual Design Front-end Development Backend

    Development
  23. Collaboration Practices @shayhowe UX Research Visual Design Front-end Development Backend

    Development Ethan Front-end Developer Charles UX Researcher Elizabeth Visual Designer Helen Backend Developer
  24. Collaboration Practices @shayhowe UX Research Visual Design Front-end Development Backend

    Development Ethan Front-end Developer Charles UX Researcher Elizabeth Visual Designer Helen Backend Developer Anna Product Manager
  25. Collaboration Practices @shayhowe Collaboration Council 1. Organize into a group

    2. Select one leader 3. Write down one of your interests 4. Hand your interest to someone in the group 5. Take turns discussing everyones interests 6. Have the leader recap all of the interests discussed
  26. Collaboration Practices @shayhowe Engage

  27. Collaboration Practices @shayhowe Collaboration Contracts

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  31. Explain Explains what they decide Consult Consults before making the

    decision Agree Agrees with others on a decision Advise Advises on a decision Inquire Inquires on a decision Collaboration Practices @shayhowe
  32. Collaboration Practices @shayhowe Explain Explains what they decide Consult Consults

    before making the decision Agree Agrees with others on a decision Advise Advises on a decision Inquire Inquires on a decision Ethan Developer Helen Developer William Designer Margaret Developer Anna Manager Charles Designer Arthur Designer Elizabeth Designer
  33. Collaboration Practices @shayhowe Explain Explains what they decide Consult Consults

    before making the decision Agree Agrees with others on a decision Advise Advises on a decision Inquire Inquires on a decision Ethan Developer Helen Developer William Designer Margaret Developer Anna Manager Charles Designer Arthur Designer Elizabeth Designer
  34. Collaboration Practices @shayhowe Explain Explains what they decide Consult Consults

    before making the decision Agree Agrees with others on a decision Advise Advises on a decision Inquire Inquires on a decision Ethan Developer Helen Developer William Designer Margaret Developer Anna Manager Charles Designer Arthur Designer Elizabeth Designer
  35. Collaboration Practices @shayhowe Explain Explains what they decide Consult Consults

    before making the decision Agree Agrees with others on a decision Advise Advises on a decision Inquire Inquires on a decision Ethan Developer Helen Developer William Designer Margaret Developer Anna Manager Charles Designer Arthur Designer Elizabeth Designer
  36. Collaboration Practices @shayhowe Collaboration Contracts • CEO • CFO •

    CTO • VP of Product • Product/Project Manager • Creative Director • UX Researcher • Content Strategist • Designer • Designer • Engineer • Intern/Assistant
  37. Collaboration Practices @shayhowe Explain Explains what they decide Consult Consults

    before making the decision Agree Agrees with others on a decision Advise Advises on a decision Inquire Inquires on a decision • Identify a new brand color scheme and typeface • Choose a guest speaker to address the company • Wire frame the user interface of a new application • Review the company’s mission statement
  38. Collaboration Practices @shayhowe Come Together

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  41. Collaboration Practices @shayhowe 1 Demand Diversity 2 Bring Ideas 3

    Set Responsibilities
  42. Collaboration Practices @shayhowe Alone we are smart, together we are

    brilliant. – Steven W. Anderson “
  43. Collaboration Practices @shayhowe Thank You! @shayhowe learn.shayhowe.com Save 35% “SHAYHOWE”

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