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How Can We Build Trust & Collaborate Better Together?

Podcast with Paul Atkins

DELIVERED BY The Wellbeing Lab

Dr. Paul Atkins is a trainer, facilitator, coach, and researcher. Paul is the co-developer of the pro-social process for enhancing collaboration within and between groups and the lead author of the just-released book, Prosocial: Using Evolutionary Science to Build Productive, Equitable and Collaborative Groups. He has published over 50 articles in many of the world’s best management and psychology journals and is a visiting associate professor at the Australian National University

In this week’s podcast, we explore how pro-social principles and tools can help groups collaborate more effectively together by creating safe spaces, to be honest about what they want, what they fear, and how this shapes the way they choose to work together.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:32] – Paul explains why collaborating with each other is often challenging at work.
  • [04:18] – Paul shares why we often struggle to appreciate the differences in each other.
  • [05:40] – Paul outlines the prosocial process and how it might help us to collaborate better with each other.
  • [07:48] – Paul outlines the eight-core design principles that guide the prosocial process.
  • [16:58] – Paul shares an example of how the prosocial principals and tools can be applied in workplaces.
  • [23:36] – Paul offers some simple questions we can use to help create more prosocial ways of working together.
  • [27:45] – Paul offers some tips for dysfunctional teams to become more prosocial and collaborate better together.
  • [30:26] – Paul enters the lightning round

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Until next time, take care!  Thank you, Paul!

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