People have been collaborating for a long time, probably since the beginning of time.
COLLABORATION COMES MORE EASILY TO SOME PEOPLE THAN TO OTHERS.
We learn to collaborate from our environments and experiences.
We are taught both instrinsically and extrinsically.
Some personality types and cultures or sectors are more prone to collaborate.
COLLABORATING PLACES THE RELATIONSHIP AS HIGH AS OR HIGHER THAN THE GOALS BEING PURSUED.
One should only get into a collaboration if the relationship is seen as important.
One should be careful not to sacrifice a relationship in pursuit of the goals.
COLLABORATION IS ART- INTUITIVE, DYNAMIC, CREATIVE AND GENERATIVE.
Like with any art or craft or discipline, one can only get better at collaboration with practice.
One can gain wisdom and knowledge from collaboration experiences by reflection and evalution, an openness to receiving feedback and to continuously learning.
COLLABORATION IS A SCIENCE – LOGICAL, PLANNED, AND METHODICAL.
Relational skills and aptitudes are not all that is required for successful collaboration.
One must take a balanced and wholistic approach; at the same time as managing the relationship and the emotional and psychological needs, one also needs to employ reason, logic and strong planning and problem-solving skills to ensure the success of the project.