I recently attended the Collaborate in Practice Conference in Chicago hosted by the Medical Group Management Association and the American Medical Association. The event was geared toward a very specific audience: namely, practitioners of medicine, including doctors, nurses, partners and administrators. That being said, much of which was discussed could be applied to any workplace.
The speakers made a strong case for the power of collaboration with somebody or some group of people to attain a desired result. One intriguing session was Collaborate with Colleagues, in which Christina Maslach, social psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of California,