Collaborative Leadership: Can It Bring Culture Change? by Nguyen Thanh Nhan

In collaborative leadership, not only a small group of people decides and control information flow, but it is a collaborative effort from the group. At the very least, a collaborative leadership’s main mission is to bring everyone to work together.

This group includes executives, managers, and staff. They share information and are responsible for the entire team. And as a part of a collaborative leadership’s objective, it aims at coming up with the results across all the boundaries of the organization.

So, if you’re a collaborative leader, you invest your effort and time in not only planning for and managing the team but also in building relationships among members. You also handle conflicts among stakeholders in a constructive way while also sharing control in every aspect of your organization opposite to a traditional leader that uses an autocratic leadership style that takes full control of every decision without consulting anyone from his team.

With a shared or collaborative leadership style, a leader can bring out the best in everyone, allowing each of them to improve his/her knowledge, skill and capabilities, while also taking responsibility of his/her actions.

Using a collaborative leadership style, the information doesn’t just spread easily, but it allows employees to collaborate, discuss, and most importantly communicate across the organization. As a result, it promotes transparency, which eventually brings a positive impact on the performance of the organization.

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