TO GET THE MOST OUT of a Zero-Gravity-Thinker collaborative engagement:

1. Start by carefully considering what you want from the effort. Make sure your expectations are reasonable based on the time frame and resources available.

2. Before recruiting a Zero-Gravity Thinker to play the Collaborate role, make sure the team understands the role and has bought in to the effort.

3. During the recruiting process for a Zero-Gravity Thinker, work with the candidate to agree on deliverables, time frames, and overall expectations. Make sure you both know how success will be measured. Involve the team in the hiring decision.

4. Set up regular (typically weekly) status meetings with the Zero-Gravity Thinker to see how things are ...

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