Most organisations require managers who can collaborate with other teams but they remain hard to find.
Many leaders are “Lone wolves” tending to focus on their own business unit’s performance while ignoring the broader needs off the organisation. They will often persevere towards their objective even at the expense of success in other departments. Not always intentional but rather a habit or personality trait, this can be bought into line with proper policies and procedures and training.
Successful leaders can:
Take from and give to their peers.
Work within their teams to find solutions, extract key learnings and share across the organisation.
Facilitate team performance, not direct it.
Collaboration across teams enables leaders to hear new ideas, seek alternative perspectives and ensures that concepts, innovation and activities are aligned with their goals and values of the organisation.
The workplace environment today is vastly different and is in constant change therefore requiring leaders that bring people together and relinquishing some control.
The days of master servant relationships are long gone.