7 strategies for promoting collaboration in a crisis

7 strategies for promoting collaboration in a crisis

Heidi K. Gardner and Ivan Matviak

Anxiety and stress can make people more risk-averse than they typically are: they fall back on what’s worked in the past as an act of self-preservation. During a crisis, when anxiety and stress are a constant, leaders may need to work harder to foster collaboration, according to the authors of this HBR article, Heidi K. Gardner and Ivan Matviak. And it’s worth doing so – their research reveals that “the degree of collaboration during a crisis has a huge impact on whether companies and individual employees thrive.” In this article, Gardner and Matviak share seven ideas for promoting collaboration – from the behaviors that can hinder collaboration, to the specific actions teams can take to work together more effectively. 

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