Theo Menswar’s life was saved as a result of tapping into the collective intelligence of the health community locally and virtually and to the world at large. The only way this happens is when individuals and organizations understand the totality of the collaborative process. The challenge is that currently organizations in every industry including healthcare are experiencing collaborative insanity. That is the notion that telling people to work together better means that people can actually do it. The metric isn’t just the bottom line. The metric is saving a life.
The proposed workshop is to provide the tactical and behavioral how of the collaborative process through the lens of healthcare. Specifically, delivered by a collaboration expert and father who spent 263 days in the hospital as his son fought for his life. How do we ensure that information is being shared with all relevant parties? How do we ensure that the left hand knows what the right hand is doing when it comes to multiple doctors and specialists working together to care for a patient? How do we overcome personality differences that impact communication in an already dynamic and volatile workplace? Attendees will learn the “how” of collaboration by learning tactics, strategy and approach to working collaboratively. The workshop will also include diagnostics that help individuals understand their role in creating an environment where everyone has a voice and where individual contribution is maximized in a way that increases productivity while fostering alignment. This impacts both medical practitioners and patients. Participants will be given the opportunity to take the Collaborative Harmony Index collaborative diagnostic to increase their own level of awareness in creating a truly collaborative environment.