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Module 5: Exploring Issues to Understand Interests – Section 2

The following is Section 2 from Module 5 of “Essential Skills for Engaging Conflict”, a course that Sound Options Group developed in partnership with Oklahoma State University.  These modules are a great resource to lead your team through as a you work to improve your […]

Module 6: Solutions for Mutual Purpose – Introduction

The following is the Introduction to Module 6 of “Essential Skills for Engaging Conflict”, a course that Sound Options Group developed in partnership with Oklahoma State University.  These modules are a great resource to lead your team through as you work to improve your conflict […]

Module 6: Solutions for Mutual Purpose – Section 1

The following is Section 1 from Module 6 of “Essential Skills for Engaging Conflict”, a course that Sound Options Group developed in partnership with Oklahoma State University.  These modules are a great resource to lead your team through as you work to improve your conflict engagement […]

Module 6: Solutions for Mutual Purpose – Section 2

The following is Section 2 from Module 6 of “Essential Skills for Engaging Conflict”, a course that Sound Options Group developed in partnership with Oklahoma State University.  These modules are a great resource to lead your team through as you work to improve your conflict […]

Module 6: Solutions for Mutual Purpose – Section 3

The following is Section 3 from Module 6 of “Essential Skills for Engaging Conflict”, a course that Sound Options Group developed in partnership with Oklahoma State University.  These modules are a great resource to lead your team through as you work to improve your conflict […]

Handbook for Effective Collaboration – Introduction

Handbook For Effective Collaboration Greg Abell In Partnership with the Collaboration Lab Introduction Balancing “Task” and “Maintenance” is essential to supporting effective collaboration and teaming.   Task refers to the work or purpose of a group.  What has the group set out to accomplish?  Maintenance refers […]

Handbook for Effective Collaboration – Principles of Effective Collaboration

Principles of Effective Collaboration Principle 1:  There is a commitment to Mutual Purpose and Mutual Benefit So why do we choose to collaborate in the first place?  The answer is both simple and complex.  If you pose this question to groups, typical responses will include: […]

Handbook for Effective Collaboration – Creating Shared Expectations – CLARITY OF PURPOSE

Clarity of Purpose. Why are we a team? Why have we chosen to work together? What is the work before us? How many of you have participated in a group or on a team where the purpose or objective of the group was unclear?  This […]

Handbook for Effective Collaboration – Creating Shared Expectations – UNDERSTANDING ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Understanding Roles and Responsibilities. Why am I a member of this group? Why are you? Many teams struggle because there is a lack of clarity as to roles and responsibilities of team members. Recognizing the importance of relationships, effective teams focus on: Connection before Content:  […]

Handbook for Effective Collaboration – Creating Shared Expectations – GROUP BEHAVIORAL NORMS

Shared Expectations regarding Group Behavioral Norms. How will we treat each other as a group? How will we safely and effectively engage the diversity of opinion that is bound to show up?  “All too often in families, in organizations, and in communities, when well intentioned […]