Who are my collaborators and how do I find them?

So, you know what collaboration is, what it's for and when it's the right approach. You have a collaborative mindset and you are motivated to collaborate – now, how do you find a collaborator? There is a difference between finding 'someone' to collaborate with to achieve a particular outcome, finding a 'good' one, and finding the 'right' one. Being more selective about who to collaborate with is a key strategy to ensure that a collaboration will succeed. What can happen is that we default to collaborating with people we already know. And that's absolutely fine if you have a broad network and are able to draw on a connection who brings a diverse perspective to help achieve a shared outcome. B

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