The Science Behind the Collaborative Harmony Index

Collaboration is a critical driver of engagement and effectiveness for virtually every team and organization. It allows teams to operate efficiently, departments and divisions to work together, and organizations to forge strategic partnerships with one another to amplify each other's capabilities.

Research from psychology, business, and other fields shows that creating a foundation for meaningful and sustained collaboration requires a focused set of skills, knowledge, and abilities (i.e., competencies). Although there are a few lucky individuals for whom collaboration comes naturally, most people have a mix of skills, knowledge, and abilities to effectively collaborate – some are strong while others are less developed. Because people are wired to engage with one another, when collaboration fails, instead of a lack of motivation or good intentions, the causes are often under-developed or under-used competencies.

Research tells us a lot about common individual differences in the natural behavioral styles people bring to their interactions with others. These differences in behavioral styles can have a powerful influence on how we approach collaboration. Similar research also sheds light on a very specific set of competencies that create and sustain meaningful collaboration. These competencies characterize the most engaged, energized, and effective teams and organizations. The Collaborative Harmony Index helps organizations measure and develop those competencies.

Contact us today to schedule a demo of the assessments, see sample reports, and learn more about how our process can improve the performance of individuals, teams, and organizations.