Eight Dangers of Collaboration – HBR

We have posted MANY articles on the positives of collaboration…..here is an article that points out why collaboration appears dangerous…….. Leadership and governance

Excerpt……Collaboration creates once-elusive “buy-in or “empowerment,” improves problem solving, increases creativity, is key to innovation at companies like Lego, Pixar, and Intuit. It slashes costs and improves productivity.

So why is collaboration as rare as it is?

The short answer is that collaboration is dangerous. Inherently, collaboration says something is happening outside of one’s immediate control. This by itself seems threatening to some, but there are several specific reasons why it appears dangerous:

Read full article…….via Eight Dangers of Collaboration – Nilofer Merchant – Harvard Business Review.


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