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Center for Collaboration

Collaboration is vital to how we get work done today. It stimulates creativity, speeds innovation, and makes you valuable to employers, who expect you to be able to collaborate effectively with your teammates. In fact, 75% of employers rate teamwork and collaboration as very important and 97% of employers considered collaboration an essential skill for graduates and new hires.

Collaboration describes a set of skills we employ to coordinate the efforts of multiple people or resources to achieve a common goal. And it’s not always an easy task: 86% of both employees and executives cite lack of collaboration or ineffective communication as a reason for workplace failures.

As a Phoenix, you will work on collaborative activities with your fellow learners. This center provides access to content to help you feel more confident as both a member and a leader of collaborative teams throughout your professional career.

Collaboration Quick Start Guide

Looking for a simple way to get your team going? Work together to fill out the Collaboration Quick Start Guide to make sure everyone on your team has the same expectations from the start.

Key Elements of Collaboration

Three of the key elements of collaboration that you need to be successful are:

Collaboration can look different in various settings—from school to work to our personal lives. Learn a bit more about the characteristics of collaboration and see some examples on how this can be exemplified in your coursework.
Learn about why collaboration is vital for today's workforce.

Explore these resources to learn more about successful collaborations.

Over the years, as teams have grown more diverse, dispersed, digital, and dynamic, collaboration has become more complex. But though teams face new challenges, their success still depends on a core set of fundamentals.
Learn about the involvement of virtual project teams that were created to deal with practical concerns.
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This video provides strategies that can be used to be a more effective communicator, both on and off the job. Learn how to improve your verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills.