Harvard shares tips for ‘crisis collaboration’

Diverse, cross-functional perspectives are the best way to collaborate during a crisis, according to the Harvard Business Review. Studies show that crisis makes people more risk-averse, which means they may be hesitant to make changes. Researchers are calling this ‘threat rigidity’ and suggest that companies ask questions, reinforce goals and play to their strengths. They also noted that collaboration had a positive effect on company bottom lines.