The pandemic forced India’s hockey players to live and practice together in a bio bubble. The close proximity strengthened their bonding and resulted in the team-members trusting each other to do their best to reach the common goal. This trust shone through in the Tokyo Olympics, where both the men and women’s teams shone.

Teamwork doesn’t just happen. It takes sensitivity, intelligence and conscious effort and time. But if you’re prepared to work for it, a collaborative orientation can help you achieve common goals with great efficiency, and have fun doing it. As the saying goes, talent wins games, teamwork wins championships.

Thrive Skills are an essential set of cognitive, social and behavioral skills to enable our learners to continuously succeed, at every stage of their career.

In any organization, what gets the job done is the collaborative energy, teamwork and harmony that drives its people. A collaborative approach or having a Collaborative Orientation helps professionals work well with others, understand multiple perspectives and learn more about themselves in the process.

Interpersonal relationships are the heart of teams. A collaborative approach in business will give professionals the ability to come up with solutions to problems that work for everyone on the team. With a collaborative approach, they can accomplish more, be better and grow stronger. Effective teams led by great leaders lead to business success.

Some examples of a collaborative learning approach are brainstorming sessions, organization-wide meetings, conferences, group presentations, teamwork and more.

Collaborative Orientation is a Thrive Skill that can be built with practice, experience and dedicated effort. What one needs to do is be open to the idea of working well with others. A collaborative method means reaching out when they help, lending a helping hand, taking initiative, encouraging open communication and staying objective during conflict.

Harappa programs that focus on Collaborative Orientation as a Thrive Skill are the Young Talent Bootcamp, First Time Manager Program, Leading the Hybrid Workplace Program and Powerful Presence Program.

Other Thrive Skills under COLLABORATE are Being Dependable, Win-Win Negotiation, Skillful Teamwork, Making Meaningful Connections and Infectious Energy.

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