Collabor(h)ate: Insights and Strategies for Effective Teamwork with Deb Mashek

Workshops.Work · February 21, 2024

About Track

Why is it that so many groups come together with a shared goal… and fail to make any meaningful progress?

This is the question that’s plagued Deb Mashek’s professional life — and it’s taken her to some fascinating places.

Deb’s work and the lessons she’s taken from it have made her a go-to speaker, author, and commentator in popular media, but she’s not one to sit comfortably on the sidelines. She still loves nothing more than diving into mission-critical projects that live or die by the strength of collaboration. As you might expect, she’s got some wonderful insights to share from it all!

Dive into the details of collaboration and how we can all take responsibility for better work together.

Find out about:

  • Why the heart of collaboration lies in our personal skills 
  • The most common causes for collaborative breakdown that Deb sees
  • Why technology helps us collaborate… until it does the opposite
  • How leaders can begin the long-term process of creating a collaborative culture
  • Why ease, reward, and visibility are Deb’s three key markers for a collaborative culture
  • How prioritising shared definitions and language makes collaboration happen faster

Don’t miss the next episode: subscribe to the show with your favourite podcast player.

And download the free 1-page summary, so you can always have the key points of this episode to hand.


Watch the video recording of this episode on YouTube.

Sign up to receive twice-monthly collaboration tips from Deb:

Download the Mashek Matrix poster:

Connect with Deb on LinkedIn:

Connect to Deb:

On LinkedIn

On Instagram

On Twitter

Support the show:
Make a one-off donation and contribute to the ongoing costs of running the podcast.

Support the show

Check out the podcast map to see the overview of all podcast episodes:

About Creator


The world is waking up to the power of facilitation. Whether it's hosting a workshop, holding better meetings, or leading happy and productive teams - we want to make collaboration easy and effective. Dr. Myriam Hadnes is the founder of NeverDoneBefore, a global online facilitation community and festival, and this is her podcast. 'workshops work' is 50% sandbox and 50% classroom, a safe space for anyone interested in facilitation to learn more about the craft. Each week, a professional facilitator, trainer, or coach joins Myriam to discuss their interests and experiences in the world of facilitation. The conversations are open, and honest, and make facilitation understandable and accessible to all.Get practical tips and advice from a raft of experts and uncover the magic ingredients that make workshops work. You can download a free 1-page summary of each episode on

28 Tracks

Not Enrolled
This course is currently closed

Track Includes

  • 4 Key Takeaways