The Smart Collaboration Accelerator is a research-based psychometric assessment that helps individuals understand their behavioral tendencies and turn those behaviors into ‘catalysts’ for Smart Collaboration.

Integrating cross-disciplinary knowledge—Smart Collaboration—is essential for addressing the most pressing strategic issues.

This is where the Smart Collaboration Accelerator comes in: understand your behavioral tendencies and effectively deploy them to drive improved collaboration and bring the full power of the organization to bear.

The Research

In her research published in the best-selling book Smart Collaboration, Dr Heidi K. Gardner shows that firms earn higher margins, inspire greater client loyalty, attract and retain the best talent, and gain a competitive edge when specialists collaborate across boundaries.

Our research on the Accelerator has identified seven behavioral dimensions associated with Smart Collaboration. Understanding your profile with respect to each dimension will allow you to become more thoughtful about when those behavioral tendencies promote effective collaboration, and ways to flex them dependent on the context, such as the business need, team dynamics, and your role.

Effectively deploying your behavioral tendencies can make them ‘catalysts’ for Smart Collaboration.

Accelerator Overview

The Accelerator is a suite of tools developed to help you understand your behavioral tendencies and turn them into ‘catalysts’ for Smart Collaboration.

  • Assessment: A short 10min psychometric assessment.
  • Individualized insights: An actionable personalized report that identifies ways to leverage your attributes for Smart Collaboration, with specific insights on virtual work.
  • Team Leader insights: A team leader report to help understand the dynamics within the team and insights on how to coach, motivate and deploy the team’s collaboration skills.
  • Prompts: Research shows that repetition drives skill development and retention. To help embed the insights from the report we provide electronic ‘prompts’. These periodic personalized tips will help you deploy your strengths over time and remain aware of blind spots.


Individualized support through one-on-one coaching helps embed insights from an assessment and translate those insights into action. We have partnered with certified expert coaches who can deliver the Smart Collaboration Accelerator and work with team leaders and individuals to implement more effective collaboration.

For more information please visit the Smart Collaboration Accelerator Website: You can also watch the video below.

Smart Collaboration Accelerator