Teamwork and the collaboration tools that support it are getting a lot of hype these days. And while collaboration and team-centric work approaches have proven themselves crucial to tackling the everyday challenges of modern businesses, there are also risks that come with new technology and a readily accessible team.

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Active listening instead of waiting for a chance to speak

Here’s the thing: listening takes effort. It takes discipline. Listening is like working out. You know it’s good for you, you say you’re gonna do it more, but – wait, there's one other thing I wanted to say! I’ll stop short of saying that active listening is a panacea for all that ails your team – but it’s close. Interpersonal relationships, political discourse, team dynamics. What could they all use more of? Active listening.

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