My Favourite Tip: Michael Bungay Stanier - How to build an ‘operating manual’ for collaboration

07.25.2022 - By How I Work

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Collaboration can be a pretty volatile part of work… working alongside great people can make even the most mind-numbingly boring tasks feel like pure play - but when you don’t gel with a particular team, even a passion project can become a drag. 
So how do you make sure you’re collaborating with the right people? And collaborating the right way? 
Author and coaching expert Michael Bungay Stanier wants you to have these conversations before you even start working with a new collaborator. Before any project begins, he recommends co-writing an ‘operating manual’, a set of processes and guidelines for collaborating. 
He shares the most effective questions to ask when you’re thinking of working with someone, and breaks down the reasons every team needs to have discussions like these. 
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Host: Amantha Imber
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