This is a key concept to the smooth running of life.
It is applicable in any area of life. Partnership, friendship, family and work life.
It’s a concept that moves away from a winner and a loser, to the idea that at least two people get something that works and feels good.
It’s beyond compromise, which still feels like a little bit of loss for both parties.
Collaboration suggests investment in shared goals. Working together to achieve something. It also brings to mind that there will be mutual support in whatever is being done.
All humans like to feel in control of our world. When we don’t, conflict often arises. We feel the need to assert ourselves and our will over others, to regain our sense of control.
By collaborating you side-step this trap. All those involved get to feel a sense of control in their worlds.
That your needs are being met as well as those you’re working with.
Humans are ingenious and we can come up with a multitude of solutions to hard problems. We do it best when we work together.
You will find your contentment increases when you reduce conflict and increase your sense of control.
When you enable others to feel in control of their life too, by working together, you’re both onto something great.