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Collaboration Works When ...

Source: http://blog.list.ly/2013/06/06/21-hidden-rules-of-content-collaboration-crowdsourcing/

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people feel their help and will be valued (let them show/share their expertise - let them shine)

people feel their help and will be valued (let them show/share their expertise - let them shine)
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tools remove the friction that prevents collaboration

tools remove the friction that prevents collaboration
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people can easily share /reuse what they and others have contributed

people can easily share /reuse what they and others have contributed
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everyone gets something from the collaboration.

everyone gets something from the collaboration.
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people can see places where they can contribute (leave gaps and simple tasks)

people can see places where they can contribute (leave gaps and simple tasks)
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asking and giving are asynchronous. i.e. let people work on their timelines

asking and giving are asynchronous. i.e. let people work on their timelines
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somebody starts, because nobody wants to go first

somebody starts, because nobody wants to go first
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people seed their project and perform soft launches and relaunches (build the social proof)

people seed their project and perform soft launches and relaunches (build the social proof)
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people begin by consuming content and progressing to being content contributors

people begin by consuming content and progressing to being content contributors
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you don't have to seek agreement from many (scaling becomes impossible)

you don't have to seek agreement from many (scaling becomes impossible)
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talking/meeting people is not a condition, but a reward

talking/meeting people is not a condition, but a reward
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communication is automated and not dependent on people's assumptions or interventions

communication is automated and not dependent on people's assumptions or interventions
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participation is an opportunity for self-expression / personal branding

participation is an opportunity for self-expression / personal branding
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expectations are set upfront (on both sides of the bargain)

expectations are set upfront (on both sides of the bargain)
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people can start by contributing a small piece of the puzzle

people can start by contributing a small piece of the puzzle
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people's first contribution is low effort (first steps lead to second steps)

people's first contribution is low effort (first steps lead to second steps)
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people meet other useful people via their participation (collaboration = community = networking)

people meet other useful people via their participation (collaboration = community = networking)
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we can celebrate our involvement and get found because of the project

we can celebrate our involvement and get found because of the project
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there is a perceived reward for participation (perception is reality)

there is a perceived reward for participation (perception is reality)
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people invest emotionally when they see other's participation rising

people invest emotionally when they see other's participation rising
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you repeat everything you have learned. Don't expect success on your first project. Persistence wins.

you repeat everything you have learned. Don't expect success on your first project. Persistence wins.