The ability to cooperate with others and work effectively in a team environment
WHAT IS IT?
Collaboration is the ability to work with others to accomplish mutual objectives. In a team environment, everyone contributes to the shared goals of the group, and it is imperative that all employees can interact positively and effectively. Each individual plays an important role that is intricately tied to the other members of the team or firm.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
In today’s complex workplace, everyone must do their part in order for a business to succeed. There are several small pieces that make a successful firm operate – this includes everything from the runner being punctual to the most senior attorney setting an example of work ethic and approachability. If one person falls short, the entire work environment can be compromised. Because so many pieces are intricately linked, everyone needs to learn how to cooperate with others – for their own sake as well as that of the entire firm.