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Perfect party hosts are the key to collaboration


23 January 2017

Dr Nicola Millard

Blogs by author: Dr Nicola Millard, Head of Customer Insight and Futures, BT


Did you know that a great party could actually teach you an important lesson in workplace collaboration? It’s true, and here’s why.

You know what it’s like at the average party — you get one group of people in the kitchen, one on the sofas and maybe one out in the garden, and none of them are interacting. The only way to fix this communication meltdown is to have the perfect party host on hand; someone who excels at getting disparate groups to start talking to one another.

Here’s the thing — that situation is strangely similar to silos in the workplace. And, like the party, an office needs that special sort of person — someone who makes others communicate and collaborate.

Take a look at the infographic below to find out what you can do to make sure you’re the perfect party host for your organisation (or at least know how to identify and empower a person who wants to be). Download our white paper to find out more.