HBR Guide to Collaborative Teams

  • 4h 58m 25s
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Gildan Media
  • 2021

Break down the barriers to effective collaboration.

For cross-functional projects to work, you need to bring together diverse ideas and resources from across your organization. But office politics, conflicting objectives, and lack of clear authority can get in the way.

The HBR Guide to Collaborative Teams provides practical tips and advice to help you collaborate more effectively. Whether you're leading your own direct reports or building a talented group from disparate parts of your organization, you'll discover how to align others' goals and skills so you can solve problems as a team and deliver great results.

You'll learn to:

  • Develop a shared purpose
  • Bust departmental silos
  • Lead employees who don't report to you
  • Overcome conflict and turf wars
  • Prevent collaborative overload and fatigue
  • Use the right tools for virtual information sharing

Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, with the most trusted brand in business. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.

In this Audiobook

  • HBR Guide to Collaborative Teams
  • What You'll Learn
  • Introduction: Why Collaboration is So Hard by Jeff Weiss
  • Section One - Making Yourself Collaboration-Ready
  • Chapter 1 - Exerting Influence without Authority by Lauren Keller Johnson
  • Chapter 2 - To Improve Your Team, First Work on Yourself by Jennifer Porter
  • Chapter 3 - Collaboration without Burnout by Rob Cross, Scott Taylor, and Deb Zehner
  • Section Two - Building the Team
  • Chapter 4 - Great Teams are about Personalities, Not Just Skills by Dave Winsborough and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
  • Chapter 5 - Six Ways to Convince Someone to Collaborate with You by Dorie Clark
  • Chapter 6 - Making Star Teams Out of Star Players by Michael Mankins, Alan Bird, and James Root
  • Chapter 7 - Ensuring Agile Teams Can Work Together by Alia Crocker, Rob Cross, and Heidi K. Gardner
  • Section Three - Being Productive as a Team
  • Chapter 8 - High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety by Laura Delizonna
  • Chapter 9 - The Best Teams Have Clearly Defined Roles by Tammy Erickson
  • Chapter 10 - Helping Teams with Different Subcultures to Collaborate by Roger Schwarz
  • Chapter 11 - Get Your Team to Do What it Says it's Going to Do by Heidi Grant
  • Chapter 12 - Don't Let Teamwork Get in the Way of Agility by Elaine D. Pulakos and Robert B. (Rob) Kaiser
  • Chapter 13 - How to Motivate Your Problem People by Nigel Nicholson
  • Section Four - Communicating and Making Decisions
  • Chapter 14 - Cracking the Code of Sustained Collaboration by Francesca Gino
  • Chapter 15 - Seven Strategies for Better Group Decision Making by Torben Emmerling and Duncan Rooders
  • Chapter 16 - A Good Meeting Needs a Clear Decision-Making Process by Bob Frisch and Cary Greene
  • Chapter 17 - Four Tips for Effective Virtual Collaboration by Elizabeth Grace Saunders
  • Chapter 18 - If Your Team Agrees on Everything, Working Together is Pointless by Liane Davey
  • Section Five - Navigating Conflicts and Power Struggles
  • Chapter 19 - How to Permanently Resolve Cross-Department Rivalries by Ron Carucci
  • Chapter 20 - Navigating a Turf War at Work by Amy Gallo
  • Chapter 21 - How to Handle a Disagreement on Your Team by Jeanne Brett and Stephen B. Goldberg
  • Chapter 22 - Collaborating with People You Don't Like by Mark D. Nevins