Forget About Collaboration

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Gary Chan

I’m on a five-hour flight to Houston from a large, east coast financial services client where I facilitated a workshop on collaboration, and my biggest takeaway is “forget about collaboration.” What I mean by that is that no one cares about (or is paid for) collaboration: they care about (and are paid for) solving business problems. So instead of talking about collaboration, let’s talk about the business problems that can be positively impacted by improving collaboration capabilities.

Creating Collaboration Focus

Step one is to forget about collaboration. Instead, focus on the business problems collaboration can…

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