Friday, 20 December 2019

Secrets of successful collaboration: 46. tap into the unusual

Search for and explore unusual non-mainstream ideas. Open your mind to their possibilities and explore them with enthusiasm.

Work at seeing the ideas from others' perspectives. Work hardest at seeing the ideas from their owners' and users' perspectives; do your best to feel others' enthusiasm for their ideas.

Find ways to assimilate unusual ideas and approaches into the mainstream.

(Tap into the unusual to increase inclusion and participation, show respect and acknowledge value, encourage curiosity and challenge accepted ways of doing things, increase understanding and empathy, add to a shared history of collaboration, enhance reputations for collaboration, and reduce the negative effects of mainstream status.)


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