The Two Sins of Collaboration
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The Two Sins of Collaboration

Lesson from Great at Work.
The Two Sins of Collaboration
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Over-collaboration and under-collaboration have their downsides.

When you under-collaborate in your business, information and ideas are not shared with others. Lone wolves may work well in some situation but those are the exception.

But over-collaboration can lead to conflict or decreased productivity.

To have a constructive collaboration, you need to establish a compelling "why" for every proposed collaboration. If there's no why nor purpose to the meeting, walk away.

A unifying goal will let everyone in the team determine how much collaboration is needed. To set effective goals, they must be common ,concrete, measurable, and finite.