Common collaboration problems and how to overcome them

Smarter collaboration produces higher revenue and profit, deeper customer relationships, faster innovation, greater efficiency, and stronger employee engagement. But if team members’ differences are not skillfully and consistently managed, they can lead to workplace tension, which creates a whole range of dysfunction and inhibits smarter collaboration. Interviews and surveys with over 2,000 business professionals across sectors and around the globe turned up four common problems that emerge when leaders fail to actively manage diversity. This Fast Company article explores these problems and highlights three ways leaders can overcome them.