The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable, but the power of many working together is better.
— Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
Collaboration is a key ingredient to Agility.
One of my favorite premises is that our greatest work can be achieved by working together and sharing ideas. If you are able to align a team to this shared value and work towards a common vision, you have a team that will thrive and learn to adapt to change.
Agile collaboration requires teams continuously share ideas and work through challenges together. By doing this, teams will begin introducing new possibilities and respecting every unique perspective offered. This is not always the easiest thing to do. But once the team has had the opportunity to collaborate and share openly, they will begin to connect and see the value in sharing ideas and relying on each other.
If your team can agree that their best work is a result of collaboration, you can begin making this your reality. Furthermore, when people feel heard and believe that their opinions matter, they are much more likely to be engaged.