As mentioned before, there are a lot of people in this world. In pursuit of your best work you’ll have to choose who you spend your time with. Your limited time should be spent with those who share your principles and vision.
Use a system to keep everyone in sync. The demands of the team will determine what that system looks like. The variables will include frequency, mode, and content. Default to a 15 minute daily stand-up covering everyone’s progress and any blockers.
Establishing a temporary basis of operations is a skill. The ability to take a hostile or foreign environment and bring a little of the familiar positions you to succeed. It gives you the flexibility to go into unknown environments and maintain operational capability.
If you misheard something or are puzzled about what’s being communicated let the other person know. That person gets an opportunity to be understood and you gift yourself an opportunity to understand.
Successful collaborations should always consider the state of the relationships that come out of them. While a healthy ego will improve your decision making it can hinder your ability to be an effective collaborator. Learn when to be flexible.
The capabilities of a team is affected by the individual moods of it’s members. A positive team is more collaborative and self-healing. This enables them to take on more complex challenges. Before you can do your best work you must know how to make people happy.
Team, tribe, group, or an affiliation by another name; everyone has the opportunity to be apart of something bigger than themselves. Contributions at this scale require collaborations built on trust. Trust requires authentic mutually beneficial relationships.