Are Connections Overshadowing Collaboration?

We are hyper-connected today, and there are real metrics to showcase. Just look at the counts. Whether it is connections in LinkedIn, people in Google+ circles, followers in Twitter, or likes in Facebook, there are numbers to track. Dig below the surface though. Do we find collaboration in those connections?

It is a question I have been thinking about lately. We connect but do we collaborate? Does it matter? Can collaboration be tracked like connections?

Thinking through connections and collaboration sets itself up well for a two by two matrix review. It is a simple lens to peer through and look for some answers. Read more here.