Successful collaboration

Successful collaboration

A workshop that reawakens team spirit

Successful collaboration is anchored in motivational psychology this workshop brings people together on the purpose of the team. We analyze the joint, bolts and connections and identify where new accords most be agreed upon.

In a positive way we have a strong focus on raising each other up, so no one is left alone. Successful collaboration all about showing good intentions, bridging gaps and recognizing peoples' honest efforts.

We will be analyzing the interdependencies of the team, and work our way through what ever problems we find with the psychological tools we just received.

Once the atmosphere of trust is present in the team, serious progress will be made. This Successful collaboration workshop brings more effectiveness to the team.

Successful collaboration solves specific issues in a constructive and positive way that lifts the whole team.

The workshop booklet gives maximum effect

Every participant receives a workshop booklet, professionally printet in A5-format. The Successful collaboration booklet has very specific functions:


It guarantees that each participant retains the maximum of learning, since the booklet is directly connected to the flow and progress of the interactive workshop in Successful collaboration.


It has several exercises that go beyond the workshop itself, making sure that the team will improve their styles and competences of collaboration on a daily level.


It contains psychological nudges, motivational tasks and space for individual reflections, but also foster a true will to collaborate on common terms.

The workshop booklet Successful collaboration brings you maximum learning effect and massive positive impact on the team.

Successful collaboration

Outcomes and effects of the workshop

Successful collaboration:

Every member of the team...

Will be aware of the signals they send when collaborating.

Discovers and embraces new layers, nuances and requests from their colleagues.

Will be motivated to adapt and connect when collaborating.

Master how to be assertive and how to make the collaboration flow.

The team will actively integrate the easy to use tools for successful collaboration.

The Successful collaboration workshop will live on in the months to follow

The team leader will get a box of boosters

At the end of the workshop Successful collaboration the teamleader receives a package of boosters for continual improvement of the team.

  • Five specific exercises to run post workshop - with instructions.

  • Five dilemmas for the team to solve on their own.

  • Five challenges to engage the team in keeping up the new purposeful habits in collaboration.

  • And much more!

Team development boosters

The team leader receives the tools to truly anchor the experiences from the workshop so everyone will continue to adapt their style of behaviour to the team goals.

The boosters create a huge learning impact on the whole team.

Successful collaboration can be delivered virtually as well

Successful collaboration

To truly collaborate effectively in the long run, a team needs to be self-aware. This means that every individual in the team must accept being imperfect and flawed. Once the team knows that mistakes are going to be made in this process of optimization, maybe out of competence or out of forgetfulness, but never out of ill will, giant steps towards successful collaboration can be made.

A team is a living entity consisting of unique individuals. If each person dares to take the leap of faith, and trust that everyone wants the team to be victorious, then the needed process has begun. Who dares win. And the dare is to admit imperfection up front. This opens up for motivational feedback and rich dialogues full of learning.

To strive for perfection you need to accept imperfection.

Successful collaboration

- Mutual respect

Ambitious Teams - Tom Fisker Jørgensen.

ByTom Fisker Jørgensen

Successful collaboration - do you remember it how it feels?

I dare to proclaim that you've done it before. A collaboration that just worked really well right from the start. Everyone was attuned to each other's key, and if there were any mis-sounds, they were interpreted as additions that perhaps didn't belong to the scale of the situation, but were instead considered daring expansion chords.

It gave the collaboration colour, maturity, that you played like a jazz band where solos were respected. Improvisation brought new perspectives, opened up new spaces of understanding and touched your comfort zone. Everyone contributed to the effective teamwork that felt like a game.

The team created meaning

Leaving in the morning was something to look forward to, because the teamwork was not just about the tasks. No, it was just as much about the togetherness, the teamwork and the interaction. You were on board and you created something together. It made sense on a deeper level because the team's purpose matched your personal purpose.

What a great state to be in as a team. Team effectiveness and team spirit went hand in hand.

Oh no - dysfunctional teams

But you've probably experienced the other extreme too. Where it's hard to maneuver in the team because the chiefs are constantly defending themselves and seeking to expand their territory, and where team meetings begin with the gnashing of teeth and end with the sweat of fear.

Where there are battles for task attention, resources, influence and power, and where trust, cohesion and well-being are assigned fleshless gnaws that make growth impossible.

I vividly remember teams where everyone fought for respect, but no one was prepared to give respect. Or team personality conflicts simmered, but no one dared to tap into the bubble for fear of offending the others.

I also remember the team dominated by egos so big that the invisible power became almost tangible in every dialogue that was held.

Or the teams where the promises of the last workshop had not been fulfilled because silo mentality and tunnel vision had set in. And so I could go on. Every team has its things, forms, structures and habits that can be optimised.

Don't forget that a team is an organic entity, changeable, impressionable, fragile and human. This means that you can't be a high performing team once and for all, but you can do your part to ensure that the team is high performing every day.

The core of successful collaboration

Drawing on the countless teams I've had the honour of acting as trusted advisor to, the distillation indicates certain factors that are absolutely crucial to effective team collaboration.

The workshops I have delivered have virtually all been rooted in psychological validity, such as understanding that all participants were in possession of an Insights Discovery Person Profile.

It gave them self-insight in an easily digestible form, and even actionable advice to act optimally based on their unique personality. This means that the discussions and dialogues we have can always be traced back to the individual's preferences.

And now we've reached one of the keys to successful teamwork - mutual respect. The detached colleague, the one the others want to play with, has understood this part of social psychology, that if you truly acknowledge a person, and respect him on his own terms, then you have an ally, someone who proactively steps in when you need it.

If you authentically see and acknowledge a person in their being and beingness, assessing them on their own terms, then they immediately sense that you are giving them space and respecting them.

If you can see in him what he sees in himself, and live freely with that, then teamwork is really in good shape if everyone masters this approach.

Creating a respectful environment

"How is it that we work so well together even though we are quite different?" This is a question I am often asked. Either because people want to challenge psychology or because they want affirmation that they are particularly special.

The short answer is that it's because they each give the other space and room to freely express themselves, to be themselves, without selfish demands that the other should do things just like you. And this respect for individual freedom is special in today's organisations.

Not only is it special, it is also difficult, because the strengthening of the team is from individual to individual. If you search your memory, you will probably also remember the feeling of how difficult it is to meet someone with open arms, someone who is your diamental opposite.

The shadows of successful collaboration

Follow me in a little thought experiment. You walk down a long, narrow corridor with a door at the end. You continue at a normal pace, but it takes ages. Suddenly you see the door open and you see the person from the team come in with whom you have the least in common.

Now close your eyes and relive the experiment. What do you feel and think during the next forty steps before you pass each other?

Your answers are worth staying by and examining further. Not least for yourself. For before you is the quickening of the person you have chosen to be, your Shadow.

It is difficult with the open arms approach, difficult with the authentic respect that requires forgiveness, self-sacrifice and maturity. The authentic says something about you and the processes you have gone through as a human being. Successful teamwork requires that you try to embrace your own shadow, that you act as master of your own house.

Self-awareness is the corner stone of successful collaboration

A person who is unable to deal with his own bad habits does not show himself respect, but keeps himself protected by an extensive ego defence. Colleagues quickly sense your horizon of consciousness, the level of your self-awareness, your depth, the relationship with your Shadow.

They hear clearly whether your jazz solo is timed, n'sync, respectful and inspired by their earlier inputs into the event. "Do you like my ideas or not?" the pianist, drummer and bassist think. All as one.

All as one they are interested in whether you play with or against. Effective teamwork where mutual respect prevails depends on each individual's ability to relate to himself, his Shadow and other demands.

Therefore, be curious about yourself and your colleagues' energies,

if you want mutual respect in the team.

Call or write Ambitious Teams if you want to have

your team collaborate successfully.

Learn more about Ambitious Teams right here

Ambitious Teams

Ambitious Teams ApS

Tom Fisker Jørgensen

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