How to create, nurture, and appreciate connection and collaboration at work
I feel privileged to be part of an online global community of professionals and entrepreneurs, that provides support, shares achievements and exchanges ideas around our businesses.
From one of our many discussions emerged our biggest collaboration so far: Our book Enough. Unlock a life of abundance starting right where you are
The amazing and wonderful part is how we all collaborated so well. If it was supporting and helping each other with each of our chapters or the developments around how to best create the front or write the back cover of the book. Every improvement, suggestion, and correction was built on the previous improvements.
We created teamwork between sixteen contributors around the globe, being in constant exchange to put all the pieces together.
We all loved, felt, and enjoyed the collective effort, appreciating everyone’s experience, knowledge, and input.
We all could feel the energy within the team.
Yes, we are in 2021, and people and companies work in teams across the world. Using the latest technology, schedules, tasks, structures, and processes to hit the target. Nothing unusual
Unusual for us was that we come together voluntarily for a common idea. From idea to the finished product, to write and publish a book, it took us five months and we expected only the best of us.
There are more elements than technology and company targets that made our collaborative project go fast, fun, and fantastic:
Respect and appreciation
Respecting each member of the team, their individual contributions, insights, on and feedback as well as appreciating the knowledge and perspectives everyone provided.
All the contributors committed to the one idea: to create a book with which we like to inspire the reader to pursue a purposeful life doing work that matters to him and her and makes a difference to others.
Spirit of true collaboration
Mark, one of the founders of the global business platform (the Right Company) from…