Collaborating and influencing

Collaborating and influencing means leading together for better outcomes.

Collaboration is where individuals come together for a common purpose to achieve a particular benefit. At work, the vast majority of people are required to collaborate with others to achieve a given objective.

The world we work in is complex, requiring input from numerous individuals. Working together effectively is what collaborating and influencing is all about.

Effective collaboration requires the ability to influence others to see things differently or open up to alternative courses of action.

The leadership elements relating to the collaborating and influencing quality are:

  • Leading partnership working
  • Influencing people
  • Understanding and valuing the perspectives of others
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