Collaborating in the Workplace


Learn practical, step-by-step exercises that you can use to develop crucial skills to help you and your teammates connect with each other in ways that foster superior collaboration.

Collaborating in the Workplace arms readers with tips to help teams collaborate and create more powerful outcomes. Focusing on the key skills necessary for effective collaboration, along with practical exercises to help improve these skills, the goal of this informative volume is to encourage the creation of connections that lead to powerful communication and better results. The authors cover such topics as: how stress impacts daily interactions; ways of listening that create a deeper understanding and connection with others; preparing for, practicing, and learning from difficult conversations; tricky workplace communication issues that tend to trip people up, such as interrupting, giving feedback, and being clear about requests. With step-by-step exercises and guidelines for practice, readers can learn the skills necessary to make any team work better together.


A wonderfully practical guide for building teams and getting the best out of everyone.  If you are looking to build collaboration in the workplace, start by reading this book!


Daniel Shapiro, PhD
Author of Negotiating the Nonnegotiable

Comprehensive, focused, and immediately useful, Collaborating in the Workplace is a highly practical synthesis of current research on what makes an effective team. Our work teams found Lasater’s exercises to be simple and easy to follow. This guide should be recommended reading for leaders and team members alike.

Lu Qing
President, DongFeng Nissan University, DongFeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company, Guangzhou, China

This important book addresses the interpersonal skills needed to be a productive team member with a simple eloquence that is practical and easy to follow. If you are concerned about your ability to play well with read this book! You'll learn everything you need to know to get along and add value to your team.

John Ford

John Ford
Author, Peace at Work: The HR Manager's Guide to Workplace Mediation, founder of The HR Mediation Academy