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Smart Collaboration

In her Washington Post best-selling book Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos, Dr Heidi K. Gardner shows how organizations earn higher margins, inspire greater customer loyalty, produce more innovative work, and attract and retain the best talent when experts engage in Smart Collaboration across boundaries.

The Smart Collaboration Accelerator

The Accelerator is a suite of research-validated tools designed to help people understand how to leverage their strengths and behavioral preferences to engage in Smart Collaboration.

Our research has identified seven behavioral dimensions associated with Smart Collaboration. Understanding your profile with respect to each dimension will allow you to become more thoughtful about when those behavioral tendencies promote effective collaboration, and ways to flex them dependent on the context, such as the business need, team dynamics, and your role. Effectively deploying these behavioral tendencies can make them catalysts for Smart Collaboration. Effectively deploying these behavioral tendencies can make them catalysts for Smart Collaboration. The Smart Collaboration Accelerator was developed in collaboration with Gardner & Co, LLC and Communication Labs, Ltd.

Tools to enable your success

Report: Based on your responses to the self-assessment, a report shows your likely behavioral tendencies on each dimension.

Prompts: Transformation starts by understanding your current collaboration preferences. To use this information and enhance your collaborative skills, we provide ‘prompts’, periodic personalized tips to help leverage your tendencies and remain aware of blind spots.

Coaching: Individualized support through one-on-one coaching is the best way to embed insights from an assessment and translate those insights into action. We have developed a network of expert coaches who can deliver the Smart Collaboration Accelerator and work with you and your teams to implement more effective collaboration.