The question is not “whether to involve or not to involve.” The question is how to do it well.

People work with others to get things done from the time they get up in the morning until the time they go to bed. They get kids off to school, help neighbors clear their driveways, build roads, make dinner, sit on village boards, and lead Girl Scout meetings.

But what do we mean by involvement? Our definition is simple. It is working with others to get things done. When involvement goes well, people work together to make something happen. They contribute their time, their energy, their money, their brains, and their brawn. When the work is complete, they experience the satisfaction that can only come from working with others to achieve a ...

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