Collaboration Explored...our journey

December 15, 2016

Why does Collaboration Explored exist?

We believe that in order to solve the world’s biggest problems, we need more than the inspiring leader or impressive individual: we need great teams. Great teams are fueled by great collaboration. What we know about collaboration has been developing and growing for decades, and we are learning more everyday through our work with each other. Sharing these learnings is how we will continue to improve teams and enable them to tackle tough problems.

Currently, there is no place on the internet that we’ve found to connect with other people who are passionate about collaboration. That’s why we are launching this online community as a place to engage, learn, and use our collective wisdom to create greater insights.

As a starting point, this site will be a blog. And our hope is that you will help us continue to evolve it into a place where everyone can learn about techniques, find resources, and connect with others who share their passions. We are not trying to monetize this effort. We believe that these ideas should be free to anyone who can use them to help teams improve the world.

The name “Collaboration Explored” might seem familiar. It is intended to be an extension of the wonderful guidance provided by our late colleague Jean Tabaka in her book Collaboration Explained. Jean was relentless in sharing her extensive knowledge about and experience with collaboration, and we hope to continue that work in her honor.

What type of content are we seeking?

Collaboration is a big space. Wikipedia’s baseline description of collaboration illustrates this: Collaboration is the process of two or more people or organizations working together to realize or achieve something successfully.

Our thinking matches this. If you have wisdom to lend about the processes through which we humans work together to create great outcomes, we want to hear from you. If you would like to be a contributor, please send us a note.

Jean would often say, “We are only as smart as the least vocal person in the room.” This is our way of getting your voice into the room, for all of our benefit.

Let’s collaborate!

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