Culture & Competency

What is Collaboration?

I published a blog post on the Plantronics Smarter Office blog yesterday, called What is Collaboration?

Let’s start at the very beginning: what is collaboration?

The root word is composed of two parts: “co” and “labor.” “Co” means “together,” and we all know that labour means work! So at its very basis “collaboration” is “together working,” or for our more modern tongues, “working together.”

Clearly that’s a very broad definition, and it needs to be unpacked to mean something. In my work, I unpack that phrase into four distinct elements.

Read more: What is Collaboration?

(If you want to read a lot more, see Collaboration Roadmap – I talk in more depth about the four elements in Appendix 1.)

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