We need to reclaim “collaboration” from the negative connotation it has garnered in recent years.
Collaboration should be a wonderful process that’s mutually beneficial. It’s not a collaboration when I gain you lose, or vice-versa.
Collaboration is the process of sharing ideas or resources to create something together. It opens a myriad of new possibilities and helps each party grow, which in turn gives credence to the presence of an ecosystem. We’ll never truly grow if we stay in our lanes and fear the harsh terrain on the outside.
Be brave, be wary, but also don’t forget to have faith. Let’s not allow the actions of a few individuals ruin the true meaning of the term. Collaborate.