Make a Commitment: We choose to make commitments based on the information that we have gathered and our belief about the relationship’s ability to meet enough of our expectations and goals to make it workable. Commitments can be formal or informal, articulated or kept private.
Stability and Productivity: This is the period where things are going as we hoped and expected they would. All partners are fulfilling their commitments as outlined or promised in the contract. All partners are behaving in accordance with the spirit of intentions of the collaboration as well.