How to Build Collaborat...

The Key to Collaborative Relationships

  • Recognize resistance as a natural emotional response.
  • Take culture into account.
  • Listen well.
  • Communicate the right tone.
  • Get—and keep—people actively involved.
  • Be proactive—not reactive.
  • Remember that everyone communicates and interprets at all times.

The Collaborative Process

  • Market and sell yourself and your department continually.
  • Contract with clients so that everyone knows the deliverables.
  • Collect

How to Use Graphics

Graphics Enhance Understanding if They:

  • speak louder than words
  • show the data
  • are high quality
  • are relevant

Which graphic when?

  • Bar charts
  • Line graphs
  • Diagrams
  • Photos
  • Lined drawings

Basic Rules:

  • Parallel lists
  • Key words
  • Matching headings
  • Heading gives message
  • Rule of 6
  • Avoid caps
  • Axial or helvetica style
  • Darker color to bottom
  • 2 fonts max