‘When working with people who are different from you in any number of ways—ranging from demographic features to ideological differences to disciplinary lenses—it is critical to invest in knowing the other person, decoding your context, and exploring your assumptions’
Debra Mashek, author of Collabor(h)ate (forthcoming), is featured in Psychology Today talking about building strong relationships in diverse groups.
Cross-functional, skip-rank, inter-organizational, intergenerational, and cross-cultural teams offer rich opportunities for collaboration. These strengths can also present vulnerabilities on the relationship-building front. Specific conversations help build strong collaborations across lines of difference. Empower your relationships and collaborations by creating time and space for these conversations to unfold.