Stimulating Collaboration with Random Coffees and More
Imagine having a quick cup of coffee with a colleague in a relaxed, informal coffee house. On the next-to-last sip, the subject of collaboration comes up. You begin to discuss your big ideas, desire to get involved, and passion to create value together.
Among lab leaders, collaboration continues to be a central discussion topic. That’s why we’ve assembled this guide to the type of thinking that has been percolating—and how you can begin implementing simple tactics today. So pour yourself a cup of your favorite coffee, click through, and enjoy!
And be sure to look for a deeper dive into the art of collaboration in future Lab Leaders articles.
Contributing Lab Leader
- Collaboration inside and outside the lab rests on general, easy-to-remember principles
- These principles involve moving past many of the “business as usual” methods of thinking and interacting in your institution
- Get a taste of some upper-level collaborative concepts you can begin implementing today
Julia Dahl, M.D.
CEO and Medical Director,
Mosaic Prime, LLC
Bill Lovejoy, Ph.D.
Raymond T. Perring Family
Professor of Business Administration; Professor of Technology and Operations, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Voltage Leadership Consulting
Remember that collaboration is a vast subject, brimming with tactical details. But by keeping the higher principles in mind—availability, informality, relationships—you can help drive the value of your lab.
And the next time you’re stuck in an elevator, you’ll be well-prepared!
Additional learnings from the resource center
What‘s the future of healthcare? It’s collaboration
The idea of creating value together is pervading the industry. Read this article to learn about some big trends, and how they’re making a big impact.
Different Roles Same Goals: Improving Patient Safety Through Laboratory-Pharmacy Partnerships
While each department has its own specific agenda, driving value is now a universal need. See yet another example of how partnership is revolutionizing care and value
Improving population health outcomes: top tips for care team collaboration
Big goals take big teamwork. Only through the most thoughtful partnerships can we realize the true vision of population health. Read this article for actionable tips that can put your organization ahead.