What is Premature Collaboration?

Premature Collaboration is working on a project before your team is fully informed and equipped. It's building on old information and not knowing until it's too late. It's a common but embarrassing problem.

Top 4 Causes of Premature Collaboration

1. Tunnel vision. If co-workers are information bottlenecks, it's hard to see their progress. The result is duplicated efforts and uninformed decisions.

2. Platform paradox. Teams have an overabundance of sharing platforms: email, chat, file sharing tools, etc. This creates communication gaps.

3. Historical blindness. As emails and chat logs get older, they become harder to find and keep in context. The result is loss of time and details.

4. Impulsive selection. Many choose file sharing tools without much thought, realizing too late that collaboration doesn't always involve files.


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They used to be Premature Collaborators.
See their stories of struggle and triumph.

Story 1 - Richard
Story 2 - Peter
Story 3 - Valerie
Project Lead
Richard's blunder
Spreadsheet Master
Peter's waste of time
Event Coordinator
Valerie's disconnect

Possible side effects of include:
Users may possess a sense of confidence and assurance in meetings with the ability to consistently provide accurate input. Working without interruption from outdated assets. Users may experience extra free time, no longer sifting through long email threads. Some users may need to seek a quiet place to avoid all the compliments, accolades and pats on the back from co-workers after exceptionally successful projects.