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Common Myths about Collaborations and Partnerships are that:

  • Effective collaborations are generally harmonious and have a low level of conflict.
  • Effective collaborations and partnerships eliminate the potential or reality of competition.
  • Sharing the project results in less work for each party.
  • Undertaking a project through a collaboration will allow us to achieve our goals faster.
  • Most collaborations and partnerships last until the end and result in achievement of the goals and objectives set out at the start.
  • Cross- or inter-disciplinary collaborations are more difficult. Past success guarantees success in the future.
  • We should be ready, willing, and able to collaborate or partner at any time it is asked or offered.
  • Collaborations will guarantee leveraging support from others.
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