3.1 The Collective Canyon
The following animation introduces the metaphor of the Collective Canyon. This is the ‘space between’ leaders and followers where the relationships, communication, trust and any other social actions happen.
Transcript: The Collective Canyon
These practices are sometimes strong between certain individuals or teams or departments. Between others they are weak and therefore need extra attention and maintenance to strengthen them and ensure that collective leadership is effective.
The article below by Mats Alvesson and Stefan Sveningsson supports the argument that building these relationships brings various positive effects for both leaders and followers.
Managers doing leadership: the extra-ordinarization of the mundane [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]