Working Together Articles

  • Here are the five challenges that cause collaboration breakdown and how to avoid them.

    Why Collaboration Breaks Down – And How to Avoid It

    January 14, 2019

    Collaboration is one of the skills companies need most, according to LinkedIn data. And it sounds good – I think nearly all of us would like to work better with others. Great. That means there’s both universal need and universal desire. Feels like problem solved, right? Well, not quite. Despite the hope of employers to have more collaborative employees and the...

  • Learn how to build a dream team from LinkedIn Influencer Shane Snow.

    How to Build a "Dream Team" in 5 Steps

    November 12, 2018

    Recently, I watched a (free) course from LinkedIn Influencer Shane Snow on building a “dream team” – i.e., a truly innovative team that’ll drastically outperform a normal one. And, well, it was fascinating. In just 21 minutes, Snow explained what a “dream team” looks like and the steps you need to build one. Honestly, I recommending watching the course for...

  • How to bring romance into work.

    Why You Need to Help Employees Find Romance in Their Work

    October 15, 2018

    85% of employees are not engaged at work—costing companies $7 trillion in lost productivity, globally. In the eyes of Tim Leberecht, one of the keynote speakers at Talent Connect 2018,the drive toward productivity and optimization is what’s at fault. To make work meaningful in an era of automation, he believes leaders need to focus on enhancing the beauty and...

  • Learn how to best work with difficult colleagues at work, specifically  the procrastinator, the negative colleague and the outright aggressive colleague.

    3 Difficult Colleagues to Work With – And How to Best Work ...

    October 8, 2018

    Recently at LinkedIn, we asked professionals the areas they want the most help in. Their answer was a tie – professionals want the...

  • See the areas professionals want help in the most.

    The Areas Professionals Want Help In the Most

    September 17, 2018

    What are the areas professionals would really love some help in? Well, when you ask them, rarely will they say a “hard” skill like...

  • Three strategies for dealing with a negative person at work.

    How to Deal with a Negative Person at Work

    July 23, 2018

    Negative people at work aren't much fun. Yes, everyone has tough times. But when people constantly linger in that negative energy and...