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Can You Collaborate More Effectively?

Podcast with Jody Hoffer Gittell

DELIVERED BY The Leaders Lab

Jody Hoffer Gittell is a professor at Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Jody’s research explores how people contribute to high-performance outcomes through their coordination with each other, and she’s the Executive Director of the Relational Coordination Research Collaborative and Principal Investigator of the Relational Society Project. Jody, in these roles, brings together scholars and practitioners to build relational coordination for positive impact all over the world.

In this week’s episode, we explore how we can collaborate more effectively and joyfully as we work together, even in the midst of uncertainty and disruption.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:56] – Jody explains the process of relational coordination and how it can help us bring out the best in each other in workplaces.
  • [05:08] – Jody shares the research findings from more than 70 empirical papers on the potential benefits of relational coordination in workplaces.
  • [10:23] – Jody offers some tips for leaders to support better relational coordination in their teams.
  • [14:28] – Jody explains how workplaces can support leaders in moments of crisis to reach for relational – rather than technical – responses.
  • [17:03] – Jody shares her thoughts on how leaders can balance the need for control and autonomy in our relationships during periods of crisis.
  • [19:41] – Jody explains how relational co-ordination approaches can help us navigate change more confidently and effectively.
  • [21:55] – Jody offers tips for creating shared goals in teams and workplaces.
  • [23:48] – Jody shares how teams can create shared accountability around their goals.
  • [26:17] – Jody enters the lightning round.

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