Fortune magazine recently asked me to answer the following question:

What are some strategies for making allies in the office?

Drawing from a few concepts found in the book I co-authored, Outsmart Your Instincts: How The Behavioral Innovation™ Approach Drives Your Company Forward, here is my response:

Building better alliances in the workplace means we need to become a sounding board and a positive force for supporting colleagues in their endeavors, especially when the goal is to work together to create new ideas. But to do so, we must work around our inherent biases that put us in judgment mode and prevent us from collaborating productively with others.

Consider these tips for getting around the ways our brains are wired, which may be hindering our ability to build workplace alliances...

Read the complete article on the Fortune website.

Beth Storz

Beth Storz is President and Innovation Process Consultant at Ideas To Go, an innovation agency that works with Fortune 500 companies in ideation and concept development to incorporate the voice of the consumer.