Collaboration

Collaboration

Interesting article I came across on collaboration and motivation - David Relph's Bristol Scale:

C1 — The ‘what’s in it for me motivation?’
I collaborate because I/my organisation benefits. My motivation is personal.
C2 — The ‘I need others to do something that will help me’ motivation.
I collaborate because I wouldn’t be able to achieve something my org values without others. My motivation is organisational.
C3 — The ‘I need others to help me achieve a wider goal that I can’t deliver myself’ motivation.
I collaborate because I want to achieve a broader societal/system goal and need others to help. My motivation is system based.
C4 — The ‘collaboration is an essential capability we need to develop’ motivation.
I collaborate because I believe that it’s an essential approach (in  abstract) not something whose utility is limited to solving a particular  problem. My motivation is building place capability.
C5 — The ‘I collaborate therefore I am’ motivation.
I collaborate because I am fundamentally committed to working that way. My  motivation is civic and social — my organisation is a means to that end
What does ‘collaboration’ really mean to people?
When people use the word ‘collaboration’ they often mean very different things and they are also very likely be approaching the collaboration in very different ways. This is something that I have…