The Power of Collaboration

Every day I come across several articles that support this year’s event theme, which is, Collaborate. Create. Connect. Expand Your Influence. As we near the 2014 Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence I would like to share some of these valuable articles with you. Perhaps this will spur your interest in learning more about these new skills, even if you aren’t attending our event this fall.

Today, I would like to share with you an article I read on LinkedIn recently by author, Sean Gardner. The Power of Collaboration.

 

There is something truly awesome about a project or event where people come together – giving their expertise, connecting with people they hardly knew, and learning something in the process. There is an old saying in business: “If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive. If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative.”

 

Sean’s examples of using social media in a collaborative way directly connect to our focus this year but digital collaboration isn’t all we’re talking about. As he says in the post, “the world is filled with brilliant, creative, action-oriented people. There are many phenomenal benefits to collaborating with others.

Sean has three main highlights on these phenomenal benefits on the power of collaboration and they are indeed strong benefits! I encourage you to visit Sean’s full post on LinkedIn for the full story! Here’s just one highlight…

It Forces You to Think About More Than Yourself – I know what my ideas are regarding event planning. But whenever I co-organize anything, I make an effort to ask what the other event producers have in mind. This let’s them know that their ideas matter. And besides, you often find out other ways of implementing something that you didn’t consider.

Read full post The Power of Collaboration by Sean Gardner.

We look forward to seeing you at the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence for more on this topic!

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