Collaboration is working together with others toward a common purpose to achieve shared goals and business benefits. For the last two decades, the call for collaboration has been a front-and-center mandate. Collaboration – quite literally, “laboring together” – is a set of behaviors based on shared experiences.
It’s called working together; addressing the challenges of maintaining good business. It’s a partnership that offers you new innovative ideas with someone with business knowledge, meaningful insights and the broadest range of capabilities. This should be someone you feel comfortable working shoulder to shoulder with – someone who can help you reach the next level of performance. Collaboration can be very useful in helping you become unstuck on problems because it brings together multiple viewpoints focused on finding solutions.
To transform your own business you need really good partners. They help you become an expert of today instead of tomorrow.
These partners are the kind of people you should have in your network of support in your networking group. If you struggle to develop relationship partners within your own networking group… you are probably in the wrong group.
I look at networking as an adventurous excursion or a shared adventure. Networking should be fun, never a struggle.
Helping each other facilitates close business relationships. Again… collaboration is working together. As you learn from them, you also must remember to share your business knowledge with them.
Networking is about a lot of things; business referrals, etc., one of the most important of which is collaborating with each other.
Copyright © 2015 – Larry James. Adapted from Larry’s latest book, Ten Commitments of Networking: Creative Ways to Maximize Your Personal Connections! Larry James is a Professional Speaker, Author and Networking Coach. He presents networking seminars nationally and “Networking” coaching by telephone or one-on-one. Something NEW about Networking is posted on this Networking BLOG every 4th day! Visit Larry’s Networking Website at: “Networking HQ!”
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