Normally different professionals have various levels of commitment to collaboration. Thus, their perceptions coupled with one’s standpoint determine the number of chances one will have to take part in collaboration or whether much of the work will be completed without much support.
2. Communication skills-Communication skills comprise facial expressions, posture as well as other nonverbal signs in addition to the choice words and the way they are expressed. Communication skills can easily be taught and learnt in various university courses. Collaboration can greatly be developed or inhibited by communication skills. When one is positively interacting and all is well one need not have exceptional communication skills. Nevertheless, communication skills are crucial in awkward or controversial situations. Communication skills cannot be developed overnight and they should be practiced so that one may have them handy when situation demands. The following strategies and concepts are particularly crucial for educators in addition to illustrating the significance of communication skills for purposes of collaboration.
One should start with listening so as to enhance his/her communication skills for collaboration. Listening can be challenging due to interruptions that may arise such as when having other thoughts of maybe another student or an upcoming conference may make someone so tired thus making it hard to follow what the speaker is saying or the information being said may confuse somebody.Secondly effective communication skill takes place when you encourage someone else to continue speaking by use of nonverbal signs. For instance when a mother is explaining the favorite play activities of her child, one’s smile is likely to positively influence the mother to say more. In addition communicating through one’s body conveys crucial messages without interrupting the speaker.