Key Points

•    Collaboration is extremely important to the innovation process. Lone innovators are very rare.

•    Collaboration can be learned; employees can be taught principles of innovation and grow in their capacity to work with others.

•    Action learning groups can accomplish much work together as they fine tune their ability to collaborate together.

•    Diversity, white space, creative abrasion, and watering holes are all essential for effective creative collaboration.

Creative Collaboration Assessment

Evaluate your organization by rating each question from 1 (Hardly ever) to 5 (Almost always). Calculate the average of your answers and rate your score:

1-2.5: We rarely speak the same language2.5-4: We can move towards agreements

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