Tag: trust and collaboration


How does trust affect collaboration?  This is an important question that every collaboration focused organisation needs to tackle.  Most of the stuff that has been written about collaboration over the past 20 years includes references to trust as a major factor.  And much of these have been written […]

Collaboration: Nothing Personal

When people enter into a close working arrangement whereby the outcome of one party depends on the action of another, it is only natural that tension may arise; sometimes even dangerously so. The threat of conflict in itself can be a real turnoff, even for the most enthusiastic […]

What is your motive?

Police and lawyers tell us that you can’t solve a crime without knowing the motivation behind it. A ‘no motive no crime’ sort of logic. Businesses can’t work without a motive either. And the same goes for collaboration. I would not suggest that collaboration enthusiasts befriend a criminal […]


The forerunner in this week’s selected recommendations is a brilliant piece co-authored by several thinkers who dig deep into collaboration and published in the April issue of Harvard Business Review. As a strategist I am somewhat reluctant to single out one point they make over another, but in […]


Why Women Collaborate, Men Work Alone, And Everybody’s Angry Australia’s Governor General recently delivered this year’s Boyer Lectures that were a little refreshing compared to what has been served up to the engaged public recently.  Specifically, I am impressed with the willingness of Ms Bryce to call things […]