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Collaboration is a hot topic in the not for profit world – from Australia and the UK to the USA, Africa and Asia. There is a shift in the way charities, not for profits, NGOs, community organisations, voluntary groups, social enterprises, and a plethora of other groups operate. […]

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There’s never a boring moment in the land of collaboration. If not collaborating on a project, one can always plot another opportunity. Now, that’s not too bad for engagement and satisfaction levels when it comes to competitive work. And, then there’s the bit about learning new things. For […]

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The payments industry (Paypal, etc.) is reaching to collaboration as a way of creating strategic disruption, while collaboration between doctors shows that the cost of cancer care can be lowered. These are some of the examples in this week’s selection worth noting and gleaning. However, what I particularly […]

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I find myself often repeating one thing: ‘if collaboration does not change you then you are probably not doing it right”. Every time I say that in a meeting, workshop, strategic planning session etc. I realise I need to underscore the importance of the link between the change […]

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Just when we begin to understand collaboration, new concepts such as CaaS (Collaboration as a Service) start making their way to the podium, and begin cultivating their game changing capacity. Some long standing concerns such as managing IP in collaboration are being solved as enterprising leaders and governments […]

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Imagine you learn about a job opening that you feel is almost a dream come true. The type of job that is something you wanted for a long time. Then at the interview you find that you are being asked so many question that really do not relate […]

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Nike company executives who have managed to get their company noticed again for being innovation leaders, believe that ‘to disrupt, you must go all in’. Mark Hampton, the inventor of the HiLo Lens, believes that collaboration has been critical to his success but has some words of warning […]

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From time to time, ROADMENDER makes a simple point: collaboration is not about large entities investing massive resources to get a result. Small, innovative, tactical, creative innovations happen all the time, right in front of our eyes. Being good at collaboration is bit like being a great chef: […]

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One of the staples of the collaboration discipline is its capacity to provide a platform for solving major, large scale and wicked problems. In fact, it’s fair to say that it is precisely these kinds of challenges that originally led global thinkers, business leaders and political decision makers […]

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Collaboration can divide people before they have a chance to talk about it. Well, not as a general rule but not surprisingly, it does happen. The division I’m referring to is not based on any deep philosophical grounds, or on the strong views that emerge when people practice […]

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How important is collaboration to you in 2014? If more than last year, then next year will be even more so. If not that much, then next year will be a struggle. But let me put my crystal ball away and rephrase the above. A major study by […]

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Sceptics have been around for ever and will continue, thankfully I’d say, to be part of humankind. I refer here to scepticism as it is most widely understood in everyday life, not the philosophical school of thought type. So, with full respect to the tough questions and lack […]

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It is very rare now to read about collaboration in a business context without the point being made that collaboration is ‘new competition’ or a form of ‘co-opetition’. This is true. It is also true that despite a growing number of business leaders becoming seriously engaged with this […]

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Creativity and innovation regularly feature in the collaboration discussion. Some call them ‘corporate twins’ (see article below). At times it may sound as if they are the best, or most appealing, features to potential partners. Now, I think they certainly can be very appealing to individuals who carry […]

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Rose K, Gantner Ed.D

Jelenko Dragisic succinctly demonstrates how collaboration enhances a team’s performance, motivation, trust, recognition, leadership, and produces tangible and intangible results that beat the competition consistently. The Collaboration Instinct hits the grand slam.

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