Collaboration Has Long-Term Side Effects

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Collaboration Has Long-Term Side Effects

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Do you have collaboration in your workplace? Does your team and the individuals who make it up collaborate effectively? Where do you stand?

People collaborate for many reasons. Some of the most common reasons stem from the concept of mutual interest or the uniqueness of specific capabilities.

If I’m exceptional with a hammer and nails and I partner with some who has mad skills with a handsaw we may be able to build a great house.

When we put my resources together with your resources, we can create something of more value.

Your Unique Team

When we dip inside an organization of people, we often find a unique way to align strengths and weaknesses, then we label it “our team.”

People who are actively engaged in the team share a common goal.

The common goal operates from some very simple principles. What we do today will matter more because of the effort of the team. The end-result and the future results are shared and are only available when we participate.

It is why collaboration matters.

Collaboration Long-Term

Across the long-term team members grow to value the team effort more. The recognition of this value often develops because true team players know that what goes around, comes around. You’ll always end up with more value as a team.

Handling unique circumstances, jumping through hoops for the high value client, or customizing a product or service for someone who chooses a different path.

It’s how you bring exceptional value.

The competitive edge is the team. It is the advantage that every competing organization wishes they had.


Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and culture expert. He is a five-time author and the founder of Appreciative Strategies, LLC. His business focuses on positive human performance improvement solutions through Appreciative Strategies®. Reach him through his website at or by calling +1 646.546.5553.

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