Conflict to Collaboration

Last Update December 20, 2021
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About This Course

The modern workplace is a complex landscape with varied skillsets, specializations, and goals. Organizations and teams that have a collaborative work culture often outperform others despite these differences.

Collaboration is when a group of people come together and contribute their expertise for the benefit of a shared objective, project, or mission. In this game-based workshop, we will explore the factors that make people good team-players and collaborators. The session is delivered using Insync– an online cooperative game where participants win by solving problems and working together.

Skill Drill 1: Insync- A Virtual Cooperative Game (1.5 hours)
In this high-energy and high-stakes virtual board game, participants work in teams to solve a challenging organizational situation. They must ensure that their needs are met, while accommodating the requirements from other teams and ensuring that customer priorities never lose focus.

  • Part 1 – Game Introduction: Participants are assigned to teams and the rules of the game are explained.
  • Part 2 – Game Immersion: Participants work in teams to play the game
  • Part 3 – Exploration: Participants will explore the 5 work styles based on Thomas Kilmann’s work. With this knowledge, they will identify their own style of working and then explore strategies to adopt a collaborative work style.

Skill Drill 2: Collaborative Behaviors (30 minutes)
Based on their experiences, participants will co-create a list of behaviors that promote collaboration at the workplace.

Skill Drill 3: Making it Last (30 minutes)
Participants create an action plan for being more collaborative at work. This plan would include the next steps they should take. The plan also includes a self-evaluation.


  • 1 x post-workshop online micro-simulation
  • Learning nudges on days 2,5,10,15

Learning Objectives

Identify the factors that impede collaboration at the workplace
Adopt a collaborative style at work
Practice collaborative behaviors

Material Includes

  • Building collaborative behaviors guide
  • Program summary and handouts


  • No prerequisites
Conflict to Collaboration
All Levels
Duration 3 hours

Material Includes

  • Building collaborative behaviors guide
  • Program summary and handouts