Collaboration, collaboration, collaboration - that is the ICS way!
Dr Sandy Mather
I’ve been studying leadership and management for many years during which I’ve held a range of senior management and leadership positions. These have given me an insight into both individual and organisational behaviour.
As a well practised theorist (1), I’ve read the relevant literature and reflected on the various models of organisational culture and how an individuals’ behaviour can make an impact. My ability to put this theory and reflection to pragmatic use, and actively make changes as a result of my learning, has changed since entering the profession of “Chief Executive”. I’ll say more about that profession another time, but for the moment, I want to talk about my reflections on collaboration as a concept: what does it mean to me? What does it mean to others and what does the literature tell us?
I believe that collaboration starts at an individual level; collaboration starts from within. I look at it from a personal values based approach.