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How to explain collaboration: 10 great sayings

Collaboration can be such a heavy word at work (“Help me out; it’s just people working together, isn’t it?” “Yes, but…”)
And yet, it’s used in a cool way in the arts, and everybody understands: maybe that’s the way to grasping it. Here are my favourite quotations about collaboration: some about life inside the office, some from outside, and some from both (hurray!) .Have you got new ones for the list?

Dion dion@dionlindsayconsulting.com +44 (0)7540 659255  +44 (0)1604 686797

1. I think there should be collaboration, but under my thumb. Elia Kazan (American actor and director d. 2003)

2. Politeness is the poison of collaboration. Edwin Land (American inventor; co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation. d.1991)

3. Collaboration on a book is the ultimate unnatural act. Tom Clancy (American author, born 1947)

4. I wanted to improve the suburban office building; to create a great urban space in a suburban environment with all that implies about interaction, collaboration and creativity.
Helmut Jahn (German-American architect b.1940)

5. It’s such a joy to work with different ensembles and create a collaboration. Rehearsing and building a performance is very interesting for me. Cecilia Bartoli (Italian mezzo soprano)

6. Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. Mattie Stepanek (American poet d. 2004)

7. Gettin’ good players is easy. Gettin’ ‘em to play together is the hard part. Casey Stengel (American baseball manager d. 1975)

8. The one great thing about a continuing collaboration is that they know you. And if you’re really lucky, they really believe in you and think that your talent has some unending bounds to it. Mark Ruffalo (American actor)

9. The purpose of life is to collaborate for a common cause; the problem is nobody seems to know what it is. Gerhard Gschwandtner (American publisher, Selling Power magazine)

10. When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality. Joe Paterno (American College Football coach d.2012)

Dion

Dion@dionlindsayconsulting.com +44(0)7540 659255 or +44(0)1604 686797

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This entry was posted on July 18, 2012 by in Remote collaboration and tagged .
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