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Collaboration Redefined

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

I want to take a minute to talk about collaboration. Collaboration is defined by Merriam Webster as working jointly with others or together, especially in an intellectual endeavor. Synonyms for collaboration include band together, concert, concur, conjoin, conspire, cooperate, join, league, team up, and unite. But one important word is missing: disagreement.

I posit that successful collaboration is, in fact, a series of disagreements.

Let’s imagine a team is working on a project, and team me

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