Principle 8: Collaborative Communities achieve more than individuals
Agile Leaders build communities based on high trust, respect and meaningful working relationships. Their role is to provide those communities with all that they need to operate efficiently but then let them function autonomously within their boundaries. The Agile Leader understands that forgiveness, positivity, generosity and gratitude are important parts of a healthy working environment. The healthy functioning of the group together with the preservation of psychological safety allow the Agile Leader to encourage learning and development whilst also balancing sustained output and performance for the benefit of the organisation.
Collaboration is an important aspect of organisational life and is an essential ingredient for enhanced performance, creativity and innovation. However, achieving a more collaborative organisational culture can often be difficult especially when the prevailing culture is one with a silo mentality.