In today’s densely interconnected workplaces, employees work in teams of all types — virtual, task force, and ad hoc combinations. and a company’s success hinges on workers’ ability to collaborate, share knowledge, and handle conflict productively within teams. as a manager, you need to help foster a culture where these things can blossom.
One way to do this is to hire for collaboration. Make sure candidates are interviewed by as many people as possible. (If all interviewers approve, a candidate is likely promising. And if hired, the newcomer will have an instant network for collaboration.) During interviews, present real-life work scenarios to candidates and ask how they’d respond. Their answers will provide invaluable insight into whether they prefer to work collaboratively or independently