Learn collaboration from the inside
Radical Collaboration® is a methodology for building high-trust relationships at work in order to improve efficiency, productivity, innovation and agility. It is for everybody who has a role when different interests may create a conflict and particularly beneficial for people who are responsible for creating more collaborative cultures.
Workplaces that lack collaboration skills waste time and resources. They are less creative, have higher turnover, lower trust, longer lead times and lower employee satisfaction. Radical Collaboration® is a three-day programme of professional and personal development that teaches how to skillfully navigate conflicts and turn adversarial situations into situations of trust and collaboration. It builds on five essential collaborative skills:
Collaborative intention – Stay non-defensive and commit to mutual success in relationships.
Truthfulness – Create a climate of honesty and openness that allows people to feel safe enough to discuss difficult issues.
Self-Accountability – Take responsibility for the consequences of your actions, both intended and unintended.
Awareness of Self and Others – Know yourself and others well enough to explore difficult interpersonal issues to solve problems.
Problem-Solving and Negotiation – Negotiate your way through inevitable conflicts, in a way that builds relationships rather than undermining them.
The training is beneficial for everybody across all ages, professional contexts and social backgrounds. It provides guidance through a variety of teaching strategies such as brief lectures, interactive exercises, guided imagery, self-assessment checklists, small group planning sessions, and individualized action planning. The participants will learn how subtle differences in their fundamental approach to problem solving can support their collaborative efforts.
Why should your organisation participate?
The programme is beneficial for everybody across all ages, professional contexts and social backgrounds. It helps you to:
- Overcome defensiveness and support others to reduce their defensiveness.
- Improve listening skills and create a safe place to raise difficult issues.
- Gain personal insights into attitudes and behaviors in conflict situations.
- Build and maintain long-term climates of trust.
- Develop skills establishing and solidifying partnerships and alliances based on truthfulness.
- Get your interests met in negotiations and conflict resolutions.
The impact of Radical Collaboration®
The Radical Collaboration® training is proven to make a big difference in any organisation, in a very short amount of time. As the study from J. Kotter and James Heskett shows, collaborative skills are essential to ensure long term profitability, and companies with collaborative cultures (Green Zone) hugely outperform ones with adversarial cultures (Red Zone).
What our former participants say
“Radical Collaboration transforms individual feelings, fears and behaviors to catalyse collaboration and trust. The wickedprojects community is using radical collaboration elements to make people in projects thrive.” - Jan M.
“I learned to create a work environment in which team members can contribute, feel valuable and collaborate efficiently and solution-oriented. The training was a clear benefit to improve the quality and productivity in collaboration.“ - Andri H.
“The training showed me the importance of being aware of my own behavior patterns. Furthermore, I experienced valuable tools and approaches to overcome conflicts.“ - Anja B.
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Do you want to participate in a Radical Collaboration® training
or organise an inhouse training in your organisation?
Please get in touch:
Chief Empowerment Officer