Collaboration is the ability and desire to be part of a team, to contribute to the team and enjoy being part of a team. This means being an active member of the team, not only participating actively in meetings and conversations but also passively, listening intently. The team then collaborates, working together to reach a common goal.
Effective collaboration can help an organisation succeed, as everyone feels connected with others, and feel they are working together towards the common purpose and business goal. It can also increase flexibility, openness, and help people feel connected and engaged if they are working remotely or from home, or on a global scale.
Collaboration comes after teams have developed together, but there are skills that can achieve the same result. Such as idea sharing, brainstorming together with no judgment, taking teamwork to a higher level.