The importance of principles, disciplines, and practices for a successful collaboration

May 13, 2024


In the workplace context, principles, disciplines, and practices refer to essential elements that promote a positive and productive work culture. Together, they create a framework for effective functioning within the workplace. Principles provide the ethical foundation, disciplines offer specialized knowledge and expertise, and practices translate those principles and disciplines into tangible actions and behaviors. When aligned and integrated successfully, they can create an environment that nurtures better collaboration among team members.

Principles, disciplines and practices for a better collaboration

Principles provide the foundational values and beliefs that guide the behavior and mindset of participants engaged in the collaboration. These principles set the tone for how individuals interact with each other, emphasizing values like integrity, respect, and accountability. Involving specific disciplines that help structure the collaborative efforts and decision-making process, providing a systematic approach to collaboration, ensure that the team stays focused, agile, and aligned with its purpose. Finally, practices are the specific actions and techniques applied during the collaborative process. These practices include design thinking principles, strategic narratives, building trust and relationships, and continuous learning and improvement.

Integrating principles, disciplines and practices in Strategic Doing and Performance-driven change

Strategic Doing is a strategy discipline designed for teams and purpose networks when they need to generate solutions through collaboration. When you have an adaptive problem that’s never been tackled before, you need to learn in order to innovate so that you can come up with a new solution that didn’t exist before, that’s when the principles, disciplines and practices are applicable. Performance-driven change refers to team discipline as one of its principles, , integrating team discipline into the process of real-time integration of multiple skills and perspectives, teams can enhance their collaborative capabilities and achieve higher levels of performance, allowing them to collectively deliver better results.


In conclusion, using performance-driven change and strategic doing can form an integrated system that guides and supports effective collaboration. It combines the focus on measurable outcomes and data-driven decision making from performance-driven change with the collaborative and agile approach of strategic doing to generate innovative solutions and address complex challenges through collaborative efforts.

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