Are certain groups or individual contributors seemingly working at cross purposes? If you asked employees at random about the company’s vision of the future, would the answers be even slightly consistent, and do they act in accordance? What does misalignment cost your business on a weekly, monthly, annual basis?
The key to collaboration is leveraging significant differences — otherwise, one or more of the collaboration partners would be unnecessary. It is through our differences, within a crucible of collaboration, that sustainable value emerges.