Collaborative Mindset can be Developed. Here’s How.
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A collaborative mindset develops with the appreciation of ‘I can’t possibly know everything’. I really like one of Dalai Lama’s quote “When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.”
When you understand that there are a lot of skills required to achieve a goal which can only be met with synergistic individual efforts from people who are adept in different and separate skills, you are halfway on your way to achieve a collaborative mindset. The other half is practicing mindfulness- the ability to fulfill other people’s vulnerabilities through your strengths to see your own vulnerabilities being fortified by other’s strengths.
Additionally, the vulnerability of a group is lower and the success rate is higher as compared to an individual by a margin of the number of people you go on adding to that group. That’s why for any plan or goal to become successful, a strong knowledge sharing from each group member is crucial. It also helps everyone in learning new work dynamics, people skills, the number of ways things work and don’t, and a lot of other suggestions and feedback in an open, supportive, and constructive way.