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Cross-Pollination at Work

How to share and interchange ideas for high performing teams in transforming business environments

Dr Mehmet Yildiz
Mar 11, 2020 · 3 min read
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The metaphor of cross-pollination refers to sharing and interchanging of ideas, thoughts, information, and tacit knowledge for the enrichment of team capabilities.

One of the critical benefits of cross-pollination in the workplace is to maintain continuous learning.

I see mentoring as a journey of shared discovery in the workplace.

As a mentor and protégé at the same time, I learnt new ideas, improved my skills, gained new perspectives, and developed sustainable working relationships.

Reciprocity

From my observations in business environments, reciprocity plays a vital role in cross-pollination in high performing teams. The insight I gained from reciprocity focused culture was seeing the support and favour as a privilege and return the favour in a different and unexpected format. This innovative implementation of reciprocity appeared to make a substantial impact on the quality of working relationships.

Act of Kindness

In one of the creative teams, playing a game called “act of kindness” raised the team spirit and turned the workplace to a pleasant and trusted learning environment. In this game, each team member was giving creative kindness to their team members without expecting returns.

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