Collaboration 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.