Collaboration, talent, shared mindset, accountability and Innovation in an organization culture

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Collaboration, talent, shared mindset, accountability and Innovation in an organization culture


Collaboration in an organization can be defined as a relationship between the employees who are mutually dependent to each other. Collaboration among employees involves respect and trust. Employees must respect not only each other but must also respect each other's perspectives, works, and ideas in order to work together effectively.

In an organization the employees often do not prefer to work individually or alone, they prefer teamwork, departments, committees, and other different types of workgroups. Leadership is not required in collaboration.

According to Bill Clinton, "Success and failure depends on how well the staff and cabinet debate honestly and openly and then unite once you've made a decision. "

Bill Clinton used to encourage his cabinet and staff to debate rather than signing any contract with the boss blindly. Any organizational culture for instance a non profit organization, a small business, a large enterprise, or the federal government must support constructive discussions and arguments in order to successfully support collaboration.

These arguments must be apart from role, region or level. Collaboration helps in making effective decisions, solving problems and confusions, and improving the quality of services and products. If we take the example of Toyota, the decisions made by the Toyota Company are often longer but their implementation is very quick because the potential problems had already been discussed by the stakeholder's in the debates and confrontations held by the company.

Decisions in which collaboration is not practiced may be quicker, but such decisions are very inefficient and often fall into problems when implementation is taking place. Such decisions also consume more resources of any organization. If the collaboration is not practiced effectively then the workers or people who are involved in it often condemn the decisions, because...