Collaboration is the business world’s word du jour. In the spirit of cooperation, companies schedule ‘collaboration meetings’ (an oxymoron if ever there was one) and give out awards for the most collaborative employee. And with the myriad of online tools available collaboration has never been easier.

But just because we can collaborate doesn’t mean we should collaborate. 
There are times when collaboration isn’t appropriate. Sometimes it’s better to spend time alone – thinking.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not anti-collaboration. I’m anti-zombie. Collaborate when collaboration is called for, not when it’s imposed by the powers that be.

– T.D. Boss

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