Collaboration Workouts

These workouts emphasize “collaboration muscle” awareness, development, and habit-building through repetition. They can be performed both face-to-face or remotely. The more regularly and often you do them, the more likely you are to embody the lessons from these exercises, to apply them without having to think about them.

You can filter the list of workouts below by clicking on the muscle group you'd like to focus on.

Task

We use task muscles to achieve our work-specific goals.

  • Acting strategically
  • Group information hygiene
  • Working inclusively
  • Working iteratively

Core

We use core muscles in every aspect of our collaborative work. They tie our task, relationship, and sensemaking muscles together.

  • Pausing
  • Asking generative questions
  • Listening actively
  • Navigating power

Relationship

Our relationship muscles help us engage with other people more effectively.

  • Self-awareness
  • Asking for help
  • Giving / receiving feedback
  • Challenging conversations
  • Weaving

Sensemaking

We rely on our sensemaking muscles to constantly learn and improve.

  • Synthesizing / validating
  • Facilitating alignment
  • Thinking systemically
Workouts for Core Muscles
Workouts for Task Muscles
Workouts for Sensemaking Muscles
Workouts for Relationship Muscles
Workout
Muscles
1-2-3

1-2-3

Working iteratively
questionstorm

100 Questions

Pausing
Asking generative questions
askingforhelp-sure

Asking for Help

Listening actively
Asking for help
Synthesizing / validating
Pause to Breathe

Breathing Together

Pausing
Facilitating alignment
challengingconvo

Challenging Conversations

Asking generative questions
Listening actively
Navigating power
Challenging conversations
color-advance

Color / Advance

Listening actively
Giving / receiving feedback
Synthesizing / validating
napkinsketch

Minimum Viable Product

Acting strategically
Working iteratively
listen

One-Minute Drill

Listening actively
Synthesizing / validating
person-on-street

Person on the Street

Listening actively
Working inclusively
Working iteratively
Asking for help
Synthesizing / validating
roleplay

Playing with Status

Navigating power
videoreview

Power Video Analysis

Navigating power
smartgoals2

S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Pausing
Asking generative questions
Listening actively
Acting strategically
success-2

Success Spectrum

Pausing
Asking generative questions
Listening actively
Acting strategically