Knowing what is important to my coworkers, how they were socialized or what makes them tick, creates a good base for collaboration. This is the idea behind “Biography Sharing”. Everyone shares a bit about themselves based on 5 questions: Where do I come from (geography, culture, family background)? Who or what has influenced me? What am I proud of? What have I failed? What should you know about me so we can work well together?
Tipp: To keep contributions in check, a time limit should be set. Typically, 15 minutes should suffice to share the most important bits of information.
Work Hacks are simple, yet original, methods that can be implemented quickly and directly. They improve collaboration and results in the work context.
In this series we will introduce tried and tested Work Hacks that will effectively improve collaboration.