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Collaboration is Key. Here’s How to Do It More Effectively.

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A strategy for being more collaborative at work.

For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them. Romans 12:4-5

The same way the Word reminds us that one body has many members with different functions; by analogy, we can see how this truth also applies to business.

Organizations and leaders have different skillsets, programs, products, and services. Still, when faith and an ultimate objective to make the world of business more like heaven, connects us, there exist opportunities to collaborate!

Here’s a truth: Collaboration is vital to success in kingdom-building at church and at Work through business too.

The more collaborative we are as faith-based founders, owners, and leaders in the secular world of business, the more progress we can collectively create in making corporate cultures more like heaven and less like the world.

Clarity is key to building collaborative (not competitive or wasteful) relationships with leaders in your industry.

Here’s how to activate your biblically-sound business thinking to be more clear and collaborative at Work:

  1. Be clear about your purpose, target audience, and the transformation that your Work ignites.
  2. Be clear about what you need to receive from a collaboration for it to add value to your Work.
  3. Be clear about the value you bring to collaborative partnerships.

In addition to being clear about these things, take time to learn as much as you can about the integrity of the people and organizations with whom you’d like to collaborate, or that would like to collaborate with you.

Do what you can to make sure you’re only working with people and organizations that are also:

  1. Clear about the things I’ve described above;
  2. Committed core values and guiding principles similar to your own; and,
  3. Known for finishing what they start.

The more thoughtful and clear you are when going into a collaborate relationship, the more successful and productive your collaborations will be.

Now that you know why it’s important to collaborate, have a biblical reference for collaboration, and have tips to help you be more collaborative, what will you do?


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