In Collaboration TrustCollaboration is the new way to work. Walls are being removed and collaboration points are being designed into workplaces. Though collaboration isn’t new, it is being revived.

In a world of extreme connectedness, collaboration is rising as a strategic and practical way to gain a competitive advantage.

At the core of collaboration is trust. Without trust, collaboration falls apart quickly and, sometimes, irreparably.

Since trust is so crucial, there needs to be a clear focus on how to protect it while still allowing it flourish. The four principles outlined in this post will ensure effective collaboration while fostering trust.

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Jon Mertz
Jon is a vice president of marketing in the healthcare software industry and named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business by Trust Across America in 2014. His background consists of an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin and working for companies like Deloitte, IBM, and BMC Software. Outside of his professional life, Jon brings together a community to inspire Millennial leaders and close the gap between two generations of leaders. Connect with Jon on Twitter @ThinDifference.
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