Our clients work with very challenging issues where there is no clear way forward. Many diverse people are involved and everyone has a different idea of both the problem and the likely solution.

It’s complex and uncertainty is high.

Clients know that collaboration is the key to getting solutions that stick but they also know that working together can be hard.

Great collaboration requires new skills and abilities. Most importantly, it requires collaborative intelligence (CQ) or a new way of thinking.

Complexity

“Everyone keeps coming to me with their so-called ‘solution’ but I don’t think any of us fully understands what the problem is…”

You know complexity. Lots of interconnecting issues and different opinions about the problem. High levels of uncertainty about not just what to solve, but how to go about solving it and who with.

The risk of unintended consequences is high and the best way forward is very unclear.

At every turn you find yourself thinking “I don’t know what to do next”.

It is complex, and it is going to need a different approach.

Collaboration

“If we don’t bring everyone in on this issue we are never going to have them buying into the solution. We either solve this together or not at all…”

If you could just tell everyone what to do and they’d do it, life would be simpler. But in the real world, we are rarely in that position.

More often you need everyone thinking together to find the smartest, most effective solutions to the complex problem. Everyone sees things from different angles.

You need a solution that works for all and if you aren’t all working together to implement the solution you won’t fix anything.

You need to collaborate, and that isn’t always easy to do.

Capability

“I’ve realised that there is a lot more to collaboration than I had expected. We really need to lift our game and shift our thinking if we want to do things differently around here…”

Wanting to collaborate is important, but having the ability to work collaboratively with others on complex issues is the key to success.

Collaboration requires a new set of skills. It requires new behaviours that have you working differently.

But most importantly, collaboration is about a mindset that sees the world differently and invites others into conversations you’ve never had before.

If you need to tackle complex issues by working better together, then you need the capability to think and act like a collaborator. You need collaborative intelligence (CQ).

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Introducing the Power of Co


The Power of Co™ underpins our approach to collaboration. It provides a simple, clear and powerful ‘map’ of your collaborative journey from facing a complex dilemma to co-delivering lasting solutions together.

By applying the Power of Co™ to their problem our clients have co-created award-winning outcomes 

that are better than they thought possible, with ownership and implementation by all.

You can access the Power of Co™ with Collaboration Builder

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