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Are you leading change? Do you believe in the importance of a collaborative culture in your company? Do you want to encourage successful collaboration between people and teams across organization units, even across companies?

Let me share a few considerations, which might help to avoid frequently occurring misunderstandings. Pitfalls in our thinking that create a false conception of what good collaboration is! I invite you to take a moment to reflect on the following three important misconceptions about successful collaboration.

1)    Vision and strategy come first and collaboration is an  outcome

The dominant reasoning in this misconception is that successful collaboration is an outcome of a strong vision and strategy coming from the top. If executive leaders at the top are capable of defining a strong and compelling vision and strategy, people will follow and successful collaboration will be a logical result. This misconception exists more often than we think…

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