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

07.25.2022 - By How I Work

Download our free app to listen on your phone

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. 
Connect with Michael on Twitter or at his website
You can find the full interview here: Michael Bungay Stanier teaches you how to begin
Visit Inventium Labs to download your operating manual.
***
My new book Time Wise is out now. You can grab a copy here.

Connect with me on the socials:
Linkedin
Twitter
Instagram 
 
If you’re looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a fortnightly newsletter that contains three cool things I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co
Visit https://www.amantha.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes.
Get in touch at [email protected]

CREDITS
Produced by Inventium
Host: Amantha Imber
Sound Engineer: Martin Imber

More episodes from How I Work