This is the year that we put the weight of our team, our resources and our partnerships behind collaboration; A concept that is often thrown out in discussions of better employees, more productive workplaces and the most successful companies.

A word that represents so much but means so little, begging the question, what exactly is collaboration?

Not in the sense of what the dictionary or some other online source may say, but instead let’s talk about what collaboration means to our business and perhaps more importantly what collaboration should mean to your business.

Approximately 270 days a year most of us roll out of bed in the morning and take to some type of routine. Maybe your day starts with coffee and the newspaper, or maybe you jump on line and you check your Facebook page. Often we start our day by finding out what is going on in the world. Some of us start local and expand further out while others want to know about the biggest happenings.

Like clockwork, we do this day in and day out. But why do we do this?

Obviously many of us seek to stay informed. We aspire to know what is going on in our world. Being informed is a great springboard for conversation. As we walk into our offices we may pass by our coworkers, team members, a customer or supplier and we may just want to strike up a conversation.

“Hey, did you hear about the new iPhone,” or “How about those Eagles!”

This knowledge coupled with a few well-placed words is sometimes all that is needed to strike up a conversation. A dialogue of further meaning and the roots of something more; for when we couple people, information and a passion […]