Working together in new ways necessitates good management, even before the group is formalised. This means ensuring you have the right conditions and strong relationships.

While collaboration in business can take many different forms and structures and be at any stage of development, at the heart of any successful collaboration are the people and their relationships. Key characteristics include; trust, shared commitment, reciprocity and mutuality.

Read about 10 ways to build strong, effective and meaningful collaborative relationships.

Manage collaboration by:

  1. Strengthening existing relationships
  2. Being strategic in forming new relationships
  3. Shifting from discussion to dialogue