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Why is collaboration so hard?

Published: 10 Feb 2017 Average Rating: unrated Print
 

Author: Tim Cummins

Is it lack of trust, the difficulty of making a sustained effort, an inability to coordinate behaviors? When it comes to building collaborative business relationships, numerous reasons are advanced as to why success stories (at least at a substantive level) are so rare. This week, I became aware of yet another report - this time from KPMG and related to the defense industry - that repeats the mantra. In spite of exhortations by executives, businesses simply don't collaborate easily or well.

 

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