Sustaining the collaborative mindset

In a previous post I touched upon the behaviours associated with the different levels on the maturity continuum. At the level of Dependency you tend to see Collusive behaviours.  Rather than challenge ideas and processes a dependent individual seeks to avoid risk and conflict in order that their survival is assured. At the level of Independence the desire for status,… Read More

Collaborating through Interdependence…the Mindset (2)

In my previous post I described the choice that is made to be Interdependent and to collaborate.  This choice is the foundation stone of all effective relationships (interdependent collaborative relationships being the most effective form of relationship you can have). Having made the choice, sustaining the choice is the next step.  In my last blog I used the phrase ‘RESPONSE-ABLE’.… Read More

The Starting Point for Collaboration

Lets be clear here, if there is just one of you there is no collaboration. So on the basis that collaboration requires at least two parties there is an essential pre-requisite that has to be fully developed within the mindset of all potential collaborators! This is not the joint outcome, nor it is the Relationship Management Plan. It’s not even… Read More

Collaboration

Collaboration is working with each other to do a task and to achieve shared goals. It is a recursive process where two or more people or organisations work together to realize shared goals, (this is more than the intersection of common goals seen in co-operative ventures, but a deep, collective determination to reach an identical objective) — for example, an endeavour that is creative in nature —by sharing… Read More

Engage, Listen, Develop, Collaborate.

Collaborative Working
Seek First Ltd exists to develop the behaviours and language that underpin collaborative business relationships. Why is this important? When organisations collaborate effectively significant value can be created for their clients.  Increasingly, organisations are being asked to demonstrate how effectively they collaborate with their partner organisations to deliver value for their clients.  With the introduction of BS11000 organisations can now be… Read More

Working from the Proactive Space

At Seek First Ltd we seek to create a Proactive world where Organisations, Teams and Individuals engage respectfully and show appreciation for the contributions of all their colleagues.  We develop a culture of high performing teams and leaders within our client organisations through embedding accountability and empowerment within all our development programmes.  At the core of all our work we… Read More