Networked Thinkers: Creating Interdepartmental Thought Partnerships

Apply thinking styles at different levels to improve collaboration and innovation


While there are plenty of tools for understanding personalities, it’s harder to gain insight into how people think and collaborate. Awareness of your individual Thinking Style helps you leverage your strengths and focus your personal development. For organizations and teams, Thinking Styles are a quick and practical approach to accelerate collaboration, increase engagement and improve performance. We’ll explore how to create both capacity and more complete thinking by building thought partnerships between departments to synchronize and align various digital efforts. 

Learning Outcomes
  • What thinking styles are
  • How to apply thinking styles at four levels: individual, colleague, team and organization
  • Brainstorm potential thought partnerships
  • Distinguish between resonant and complementary thought partnerships
  • Identify potential interdepartmental thought partnerships



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