Originally Published May 30, 2011

I define collaboration this way – the idea that leaves the room is better than any of the ideas that came into the room. That’s tough work – getting people to want the better idea even more than they want to hold on to their own idea.


How do you encourage, even engineer, collaboration? What will you do this week to move your people from superficial cooperation to meaningful collaboration? How will you encourage people to loosen their grip on their position and open their ears to the possibilities? How will you ensure that they see it when it happens….and….that they want to do the work to see it again and again?

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