Collaboration (UoL LEB – Collaborative – part of Engage)

Collaborative Leadership – LinkedIn Learning

Collaboration is an integral part of the UoL Leadership Excellence Behaviours, whether that be at a strategic level, team level or through individual relationship building. Having a collaborative approach at all levels minimises conflict and helps improve outcomes.

  • What do we mean when we speak of collaboration at UoL, especially while working remotely?

During surgery sessions we gathered, discussed and shared some Tips:

  1. Use Teams Call and Video functions.
  2. Use the phone (especially if also aligned to visual).
  3. Use Shared Chat function and Shared documents to bring a collaborative element.
  4. Watch for issues of dominance and contribution during meetings; match to expectations and inclusion (around being heard).
  5. Own our own frustrations and expectations.
  6. Block out time in your calendar/schedule; reflection time, doing time, focus time.
  7. Cope with silence (allowing time for reflection , especially online).
  8. Follow up issues that arise in meetings in one-to-ones.
  9. Empathetic listening and authenticity.
  10. Take a mindful approach to what you do.
  11. Own our own diary and the ‘gaps’ between one meeting and the next (make sure 10 min gaps at least).
  12. Clear Agenda and timings for meetings (don’t be scared to finish early).
  13. Mix up your meetings to keep them fresh (times, content).
  14. Delegate ownership of things, including meetings (good development opportunity for others).
  15. Wellbeing and resilience resources on LPP Website
  16. Recognising different perspectives, and addressing low level conflict, before escalation takes place (this connects to Pinch Theory and Crucial Conversations discussed in Learning to Lead).
  17. Get a mentor or a buddy (especially if new in a role, or to a different task).

Additional LinkedIn Learning resources:

Collaborative Design: Vision and Strategy

Collaborative Design: Managing a Team

Building Business Relationships

Improving Your Conflict Competence

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