What Collaboration Really Means?
Collaboration is the foundation of all teamwork efforts. Without collaboration, teamwork cannot take place!
The willingness to work together is crucial for successful teams! Peer to peer collaboration is the building block, but having a clear definition is essential.
Definition of Collaboration
Webster defines collaboration as the “action to work with another person or group in order to achieve or do something.”
Wikepedia says that “collaboration is working with others to do a task and to achieve shared goals. It is a recursive process where two or more people or organizations work together to realize shared goals.”
The Free Dictionary by Farlex says that the meaning of collaboration is “to work together, especially in a joint intellectual effort.”
One thing is for sure – collaboration works.
The video below also shares a few ideas about what collaboration means?
Teamwork and Collaboration Quotes
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. —Napoleon Hill
The secret is to gang up on the problem, rather than each other. —Thomas Stallkamp
Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. —Ryunosuke Satoro
Few things in life are less efficient than a group of people trying to write a sentence. The advantage of this method is that you end up with something for which you will not be personally blamed. —Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert
No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you. —Althea Gibson
The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. —Phil Jackson
Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success. —Henry Ford
The lightning spark of thought generated in the solitary mind awakens its likeness in another mind. —Thomas Carlyle
Gettin’ good players is easy. Gettin’ ’em to play together is the hard part. —Casey Stengel
We’re in this together, and if we united and we inter-culturally cooperated, then that might be the key to humanity’s survival. —Jeremy Gilley, TEDTalks lecture
Your corn is ripe today; mine will be so tomorrow. ‘Tis profitable for us both, that I should labour with you today, and that you should aid me tomorrow. —David Hume
Individual commitment to a group effort—that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. —Vince Lombardi
No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it. —H.E. Luccock
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. —Andrew Carnegie
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. —Helen Keller