How to Create A Collaborative Business Culture: 6 Key Ingredients
CollaborationThe big buzzword today is "collaboration." Social media seems to have pretty much cornered the very definition of "collaboration." But is that true? Some folks argue that social media are only a distraction. I’ll admit, they can be that as well. But are they the foundation upon which collaboration is built, or do they merely enable it in some form? As I’ve said before, business collaboration is about cooperating to add value to a common purpose. Business collaboration stems from our willingness and capacity to help each other toward achieving an outcome we believe in that makes a positive difference. And therein lies the rub. Because all too often business collaboration is derailed before it even has a chance to get started (with or without social media’s help). So how can we make genuine collaboration happen in business?