The Medium and the Message
Teamwork and collaboration are becoming increasingly critical in today’s professional arena. The drive to produce innovative, disruptive products calls for interdisciplinary teams. To function effectively, these diverse groups require creative problem-solving, conflict resolution, and interpersonal skills. Even the hiring process has become centered on these skills, which have traditionally been called “soft skills.” All these attributes are impacted by the ability to work effectively with many different personality types and work styles. Although it sometimes takes a little workplace psychology, stepping out of your comfort zone to understand what makes your coworkers tick can lead to greater success and foster a culture of collaboration all around.