8 Ways to Build Collaborative Teams.
By: Gratton, Lynda, Erickson, Tamara J.,
Harvard Business Review,
Nov 2007, Vol. 85, Issue 11
Investing in signature relationship practices
Modeling collaborative behavior
Creating a "gift culture
Focused HR Practices
Ensuring the requisite skills
Supporting a sense of community
The Right Team Leaders
Assigning leaders who are both task- and relationship-oriented
Team Formation and Structure
Building on heritage relationships
Understanding role clarity and task ambiguity
Lynda Gratton (email@example.com) is a professor of management practice at London Business School and a senior fellow at the Advanced Institute of Management. She is the author of Hot Spots: Why Some Teams, Workplaces, and Organizations Buzz with Energy - and Others Don't (Berrett-Koehler, 2007). Tamara J. Erickson (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the president of the Concours Institute, the research and education arm of BSG Alliance. She is based in Boston and is a coauthor of several articles for HBR, including the McKinsey Award winner "It's Time to Retire Retirement" (March 2004).