Collaboration is the buzzword in our business culture.
Leaders, team members, managers, and coaches all want us to collaborate. Interestingly, the term seems to engender immediate agreement. But what does it mean to collaborate? Even more importantly, what does it mean to be collaborative?
If we dig into its synonyms a bit, we find words such as mutual, cooperative, cooperate, joint, collective, shared, united, and common.
Yet, in practice I find people claiming to be collaborative from a more sentimental or technological approach:
- Sentimental: having conversations, getting together, connecting, and discussing.
- Technological: setting up an app to capture data DOWNLOAD PDF