Collaboration is a process

Collaboration is a process that results in the emergence of novel solutions to wicked problems and mutual benefits for the participants.

To get an idea of what emergence looks like, check out these sandpipers. Each sandpiper is following simple rules. As they interact, complex patterns emerge.

We apply the same principles in #strategicdoing. By following simple rules, complex collaborations emerge.

The key insight: complex collaborations emerge from conversations with a hidden, but predictable structure.

We can design and guide these conversations by following 10 simple, but not easy rules.

When we learn the skills to apply these rules, our “dynamic capability” to form and manage collaborations improves dramatically. Within the organization, both the velocity and the volume of our collaborations increase.