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Enough with all the Cost-Plus Contracting Already

Enough with all the Cost-Plus Contracting Already

Tackling 3 Myths Around Cost-Plus Contracting  from our CEO and Master Collaborator, Richard Crespin I’ve worked in government contracting on-and-off for nearly three decades, supporting federal defense, intel, and civilian agencies. And in all that time, I...

Co-Creation, the BAA, and the Nature of Humanity

Four Tips for Unlocking Creativity without Short-Circuiting Your Brain from our CEO & Master Collaborator, Richard Crespin Imagine you had lived your whole life up to this point under a benign dictatorship. You live under the dictator’s strict regimen of rules...

Not-So-Passionate about Passion Voting

Not-So-Passionate about Passion Voting

A Small Change to Avoid Big Mistakes from Groupthink  by Beth Skorochod, CollaborateUp's Director of Practice The meeting is the most fundamental form of human collaboration. You really can’t get anything significant done that involves more than one...

Collaboration vs. Consensus

Collaboration vs. Consensus

Most organizations are not democracies. Some are flatter or more hierarchical than others, but almost all reserve certain decisions to a small group — managers or leaders. In a multi-stakeholder collaboration, though, is this also true? Many people seem to think the...

Collaboration Tip #5: DON’T Just Invite the Usual Suspects

Collaboration Tip #5: DON’T Just Invite the Usual Suspects

Who to invite to your co-creation party? Whether you’re trying to jumpstart a community garden or start a world wide community, the right invites can make all the difference. The key is figuring out what you want from your event. Is it all about fun? Is it meant to be...

Defining Member Roles, Responsibilities, and Rights

Defining Member Roles, Responsibilities, and Rights

Who’s in? Who’s not? What do people and organizations get and give for belonging? How well do they do when they are tasked to work together? These items and more are often lumped together as “governance” in a partnership and can take many forms from unwritten...