Joanna Lubowiecka  

Author: Joanna Lubowiecka


I am delighted to share with you the key highlights and insights gained from our recent event Collaboration Simplified: Practical Tools to Power Your Projects driven by Stefano Mastrogiacomo in Zurich.


The focus of the event was to improve collaboration and enhance team effectiveness. The event offered practical tips to strengthen teamwork and foster a collaborative culture.


The fundamental aspect we explored was collaboration within teams. By understanding each team member's responsibilities and ensuring a smooth workflow, teams can achieve goals more efficiently.


Simple yet effective collaboration, both within and across teams, proved to be a crucial component for project success. Stefano placed a strong emphasis on creating a supportive work environment that encourages open communication, trust, and respect. When team members feel psychologically safe, they are more likely to freely share ideas, cooperate on projects, and contribute their unique skills and expertise. By fostering a culture of collaboration, teams can unlock their full potential and achieve better results. 


At the event, we had the chance to experiment with a tool provided by the speaker. The purpose was to showcase a practical and effective approach to improving collaboration within a team. Stefano guided us through his approach using the tool, which showed innovative ways to streamline communication, project management, and knowledge sharing. We discovered how we can facilitate seamless collaboration, enabling team members to work together more efficiently regardless of time and location.


Another crucial lesson we learned is the significance of project mission alignment in driving collaboration and team success.

We emphasized the importance of clearly communicating the project's mission and ensuring that each team member understands his or her role in achieving it.

When everyone shares a common purpose and feels a sense of ownership, collaboration becomes more purposeful and focused, resulting in higher levels of engagement and motivation.


Identifying and addressing collaboration blockers and enablers was another key aspect of our discussions. We examined common obstacles that hinder collaboration, such as communication gaps, lack of trust, and resistance to change.

Through interactive sessions, we shared effective approaches to overcome these challenges and create an environment conducive to collaboration. By proactively addressing these blockers, teams can foster a culture of trust, open communication, and cooperation. Showcased real-life examples brought practical insights to understand the topic even better.


We are excited to implement these learnings within our own teams and witness the positive impact they will have on our projects.

Together, let's continue to build a culture of collaboration, where every team member's contribution is valued, and our collective achievements soar to new heights.