Working with people in other departments – or other organizations – takes a subtle touch.

You need their help, but your influence is limited. You’re not their coach or their supervisor. You don’t hire them, fire them, promote them or pay them.

So how do you influence them?

In this Quick Take, you will learn:

  • A counterintuitive approach that can help you build a better working relationship with “porcupine” colleagues in other departments or organizations
  • The psychological principle that makes this approach work
  • What this counterintuitive truth reveals about how we make personal connections.

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