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Are you cooperating or collaborating?

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September 7, 2018 – Ashley Ross, Assistant Account Executive

What is the difference between collaborating and cooperating? Many times, these are confused in a business setting. When individuals think they are collaborating by sharing their thoughts and information while remaining friendly, they are actually just cooperating.

Collaborating requires motivation and enhances results. It is not just working together as an alternative to flying solo – collaboration requires strategic interaction between teams, talents and workflows. It enhances performance and drives higher value by sparking innovation and creative problem-solving.

Individuals can transform an organization with genuine collaboration and by valuing each other. Dive deeper into the difference between collaboration and cooperation.

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