Interdependence is the TIGERS principle that promotes cooperation and collaboration on teams.

A team with high interdependence experiences skill and information sharing and mutual support to achieve common goals and this creates synergy.

There are four ways to improve interdependence on your team.

  1. Make sure everyone understands the common goal, why it is important and how it will be achieved cooperatively.
  2. Have each team member describe how their role is important to accomplishing the goal.
  3. Make it clear that mutual support of one another is critical to achieving the goal and that success depends on the participation and commitment of everyone.
  4. Reward cost savings. This encourages resource sharing and doing more with less.

So why is Interdependence important?  More goals are achieved faster, smoother and with less expense. And it motivates people to try harder because when the team wins they win, too.

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