March 7, 2022
On a scale of 1-10, how collaborative are teams across your organization?
At the top end of the scale, ideas flow and resources are freely shared.
And this is a good thing.
Cross-team collaboration creates new synapses in the brain of the organization.
It expands possibilities, strengthens connections, and drives innovation.
Without it, you face the dreaded silo effect. 😬
Of course, a degree of segmentation is necessary. That’s why effective cross-team collaboration is all about respecting each team’s uniqueness while giving them the tools and encouragement they need to leverage the strengths of their peers.
Here’s our approach.
Silos often happen because:
Without cross-team collaboration, companies miss out on a wealth of opportunities to innovate and flourish.
Worse than that, it can lead to a situation where the parts aren’t acting in the interest of the whole.
As usual, we believe in a holistic approach to solving the problem. That means tackling it by changing behaviors at both a leadership and individual level.
Skoach coaches leaders and team members through activities like:
Some strategies we use for managers specifically:
"The challenges helped foster more interaction with our colleagues and develop empathy." — a Skoach user after getting challenges about feedback.