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Collaboration Killers: 5 Personality Types to Keep Off Interagency Teams

Sometimes it pays to learn more about an individual’s approach to collaboration as a way to better strategy and execution.  It is also vital to remember that while many may claim to be good at collaborating, in reality they could be ‘collaboration killers’ as Kevin Gosselin dubs them in this informative piece published in AdAge.  And you may even already recognise some of the ‘personality types’ that that the author describes.  READ ON…

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Why Explaining To A 5-Year Old Challenges Your Understanding Of Collaboration

One of the most popular misconceptions about collaboration is that it is same as teamwork; a fairly straightforward and mostly fun activity. However quite the opposite is true, and those who do it right are actually very competitive.  In this personal story, Rawn Shah writes for Forbes on what we can learn about our own understanding of collaboration by explaining it to a child.  READ ON…

Why Big Pharma Companies Need to Collaborate

It is fairly easy to find information about good collaboration enterprises.  Far less often we get to hear about collaborative initiatives that do not yield the expected benefits, which is sometimes the case and shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.  The real surprise is that some businesses dismiss collaboration altogether as a result of disappointment, but learning from failure is what really matters. In this piece by Max Macaluso we can see that even the commercial giants with plenty of resources don’t get it right every time. But that doesn’t spell the end of the road. Quite the contrary.  READ ON…

Plagiarism vs. Collaboration on Education’s Digital Frontier

This is an interesting piece by Jennifer Carey who clearly acknowledges the importance of collaboration in education but equally so realises the challenges that it comes with, especially in a teaching setting.  In a way this also may be translated into our modern workplaces and the article examines how this could impact on intellectual property and ideas we create in the process of collaboration.  READ ON…

Employees Who Feel Love Perform Better

“Love is a not word you often hear uttered in office hallways or conference rooms. And yet it has a strong influence on workplace outcomes.”  That’s how Sigal Barsade and Olivia (Mandy) O’Neill start their Harvard Business Review blog.  In fact, increased attention factors such as ‘love’ are emerging indicators of a new era of workplace where human qualities are staging a mini comeback.  How well business leaders understand these factors may be a subject for debate.  In any event, these elements already play a major role in the way organisations can engage their staff collaboratively.  READ ON…

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