How cooperation can increase engagement and collaboration

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Cooperation requires being pleasant, good-natured, and cooperative in nature. Often cooperative people are also inclusive, accepting a variety of cultures, lifestyles, and practicing integration that is comprehensive and overarching.

In the workplace exhibiting cooperation means respecting individual and group diversity, and supporting a positive and good attitude in all you do. Developing cultural competence with the attitudes, skills, and behaviors requisite, allows employees and teams to work cross-culturally.

Cooperative nature can lead to respect and aligns with personal values to increase engagement and collaboration. If employees feel respected, valued, and connected to others, it will increase productivity and loyalty.

What does a higher score mean?

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You are a cooperative person, respecting and integrating others into your life and work, with a positive attitude and good nature.

What does a lower score mean?

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You are not a highly cooperative person and do not act in a manner that supports a good-natured and collaborative work environment.

To nurture your Cooperation:

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Rotate who runs meetings, and involve all colleagues and individuals in your group to participate in group activities, choose activities that respect all of the participants. Alter your communication techniques to be pleasant, good-natured, and positive with all colleagues. Use icebreakers when meeting new people to learn something new and interesting about the individual, and offer help as needed.

Use this checklist for self-evaluation

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  • Are you a positive person?
  • Are you a nice and pleasant person to be around?
  • Are you kind?
  • Do you involve everyone in office activities?
  • Are you open to new ideas and perspectives?
  • Do you offer help to colleagues?
  • Do you offer a compromise on core issues?

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