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Collaborationand communication

Duringthe preparation period for regional sports competition, I was invitedto join in the local sports committee as a youth representative. Thecommittee was well coordinated with representatives from otherlocalities within the region and with the district sports board asthe officials. All the meetings were well coordinated, and all theissues such as the budgetary expenditure, security, and otherprecautionary measures considered. Because of the excellentdepartmental representation, no time wastage occurred as no furtherconsultations delayed the process.

Amongthe key aspects of effective collaboration was the existence of acommon goal which was to plan effectively for effective regionalsports competition. It involved the formulation of a suitableintegrated program. There were also the aspects of professionalismwhereby all the participants respected each other’s positions.Decisions making was through a consensus with as few compromises aspossible. Everyone was required to have adequate information on hisor her area of representation. Proper communication ensured that allrelevant aspects received due consideration, and no sensitive aspectswere overlooked. There was enough time to avoid rushing and making ofassumptions.

Peoplewith different learning and intelligence styles may find it difficultto collaborate since they have very different methods to learn andunderstand concepts. However, given enough time, they can realize thebest collaboration results because of their diverse methods. Thosewith similar learning and intelligence styles may find collaborationeasier, and they waste no time in making decisions.

Understandingof one’s learning skills enhances one`s learning experiences, helpssave time and reduces frustrations. Learning skills also enhanceone’s participation in teamwork and development of problem-solvingskills and improving on one’s communication skills.