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Did you know that there is a law that prohibits collaboration? Specifically, in the USA there is a law governing state elections that prohibits collaboration between candidates and independent groups. Also, a recent Deloitte report indicates that collaboration already adds $A46 billion to the Australian economy. People now […]

Everything is awesome. Kind of.

Over the past two weeks, since LEGO announced its intention to not renew its current partnership contract/arrangement with Shell, there has been a lot of discussion about the outcome. The long standing collaboration ended as a result of a very clever social media campaign by Greenpeace which claims […]

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Collaboration as a strategy delivers different results in different settings. In some industries and disciplines it is almost indispensable, while in others it can still be a tough nut to crack. One of the emerging areas, which in my view will become one of the most dominant in […]

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  No doubt the biggest collaboration news this week was the ending of one of the longest corporate collaborations between LEGO and Shell. I for one am not too surprised given the range of factors involved. It seems the sentiment of the collaboration has not kept up with […]

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In our workplaces there are times when we wish to be heard; times when our concerns should matter and we just hope that the boss will take on board seriously. It turns out that one of the concerns that many share is related to collaboration; or to be […]

Convincing collaboration

In his opening chapter of An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, David Hume points out that one cannot win an argument against someone who defends an opinion in which they do not believe. In other words, if a person engages in a discussion for any reason other […]

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No limit. That’s how I could describe the potential of collaboration today. I think the following selection of recommended reading attests to that. While I won’t play favourites, because it truly is great to see the diverse range of views and insights on collaboration as well examples of […]

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So many things come into play when we collaborate, or plan to. Collaborative value of any kind is dependent upon factors that are very obvious, such as clear capacity and trust. But there are other factors that we may pay less attention to and yet their accumulative power […]

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Yes, I know … I hear it all the time; collaboration is a buzzword. Well, it may be. So is love, friendship, happiness, hope, life, mindfulness, etc. Our daily life is filled with buzzwords. Many have been around for centuries. What I also hear is that some people […]

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Some people have worked out long time ago that, at the very least, collaboration equals saving. In itself, this may be all that is needed for a collaboration to produce the desired outcomes. Personally I think might be cutting it short of the full potential that a collaborative […]

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How amazing it is to see that people from all walks of life, across all kinds of professions and industries, often seem to be drawn to collaboration each time an individual idea hits the wall. It is natural for people to feel capable of solving all kinds of […]

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I am regularly asked whether I think that a new business undertaking, be it a start-up, a social enterprise or a traditional business venture, has a better chance of succeeding with collaboration as part of its strategy. I am inclined to say “Yes”, but with one major qualification; […]

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I recently came across the term ‘collaborative capitalist’, which was in reference to Margaret Heffernan, the author of A Bigger Prize. I have not read the book and so can’t really comment much. But judging by what information is available, it seems that Ms Heffernan makes a critical […]

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The adoption of new ideas is not a precise science. Certainly it is not always about logic and rationality, as much as we hope these would be part of the argument. Embracing collaboration is one of those ideas whose seemingly simple construction leads to a blind spot: we […]

It’s about relevance

In the last selection of ROADMENDER Recommends I was guided by a point that seemed so obvious and yet in need of reinforcing. As I remarked then, collaboration has surpassed the point of familiarity and has entered into the sphere of relevance in a variety of ways. The […]

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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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