The idea of collaboration has been around for a long time. The word is derived from the Latin work collaborare, which meant to work together, even more basically com (meaning together) and laborare (meaning as you would expect work.) It has both positive and negative meanings. In war time being a collaborator is not considered to be a good thing and could result in the forfeit of your life. Today however collaboration has become a necessary exercise and a highly desired ability in the workforce. Companies are spending money, time and effort to increase employees’ ability and opportunity to engage in effective collaboration.
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By Michael Haberman. Futurists of many sorts see collaboration as a major workplace development.