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Feb. 1, 2019 1:18 pm

The future of work is collaborative. Here’s how to better co-create

Strategist Mike Tannenbaum wrote an ebook to help you improve your approach to working with others. Check out the first few pages for free.

People working at Indy Hall.

(Photo courtesy of Sam Abrams Photography)

This is a guest post by strategist Mike Tannenbaum.

It’s easy to see the challenges and frustrations of modern work: constant communication, continuous distraction and endless meetings abound.

Whether you work independently or as part of an organization, my guess is you collaborate with many people throughout the course of your projects — yet when was the last time you stopped to ask, “What do we need to do our best work?”

These questions are critical when working with others, but rarely discussed in the midst of the cacophony of the workstreams, meetings and interruptions we all experience daily. This is why I created a workbook to guide you through the process.

The future of work is collaborative, and I want to help you deliver your best work by creating the conditions for you — and your collaborators — to flourish.

As the economy continues to evolve into one of independent professionals such as freelancers and consultants, myriad organizations are increasingly needing to rely on external and transient people who work in different ways from what they’re used to. Even within traditional organizational structures, silos are breaking down as cross-departmental and cross-functional collaborations are increasing.

Whatever role you hold at a company within the knowledge worker class — tech, agencies, creative, etc. — the odds are you’re working with a plethora of people throughout your day, some who are relying on you and others whom you rely on.

But what are you doing to make the most of those interactions? How often are you making time to discuss what’s working and what’s not, and what behaviors you’d like to see start, stop and continue?

This is why I created a workbook to guide you through the process.

Clear Path Forward” is a digital workbook full of practices, exercises and tools to help you improve your approach to work, and alongside, it’s my pleasure to offer you the first section for free.

Read the workbook

To purchase the full version, go here. Use the code “PHILLY” for a 25 percent discount.


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