The Collaborative Way® is an intentional and designed way of working together that harnesses the collective intelligence, imagination and spirit of a company's workforce.When put into practice, this unique methodology offers a critical strategic advantage, even in highly competitive markets and against companies with more funding and greater resources.
Lloyd Fickett & Associates works with you to develop a core leadership group that is actively learning and practicing The Collaborative Way®. We then support you in spreading the practice throughout your company, giving you the capability to train and develop this way of working into the future with or without our further involvement.
Our clients are owners of successful companies who have high integrity and a personal commitment to building a great company. In their own words, our clients share the impact The Collaborative Way® has had on their companies…click here.
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A Story About Engaging the Mind and Spirit of a Company
This long-requested book by Lloyd Fickett and Jason Fickett illustrates the power of The Collaborative Way®. This story explores each principle and let’s you see this designed way of working together in action. This informative introduction to the principles provides a very illuminating and powerful contribution to support your Collaborative Way® practice.
Overcoming the Seven Most Common Pitfalls
This book is based on 20 years of experience in supporting companies in using The Collaborative Way® to gain a significant competitive advantage. It covers in depth each of the seven most common pitfalls when taking on The Collaborative Way® and provides invaluable support in overcoming these pitfalls. Each chapter has an additional co-author, many of whom are executives in companies practicing The Collaborative Way®.
Listening for commitment is listening to discover and appreciate what someone cares deeply about. All of us care deeply about something; we all have some kind of underlying commitment that guides our actions and determines what we stand for and support. When you bring people’s underlying commitment forward through your listening, great things often happen—new possibilities emerge; conflict becomes easier to navigate; your influence increases; and teams align around a course of action.read more
We all come to the workplace with different backgrounds and expectations about how we’re supposed to work together. As a result, we are prone to ineffectiveness, misunderstanding and upset. In order to create an environment conducive to collaboration, we need to design and take on learning an intentional way of working together. Read more.