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If collaboration is so great, why is it so difficult?

If collaboration is so great, why is it so difficult?
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Which aspect of collaboration is most difficult for you?

112 votes tallied
Compromise
15 votes
Sharing credit
6 votes
Deciding on a common goal
15 votes
Attracting contributors
21 votes
Sustaining effort
36 votes
Leadership
19 votes

Collaboration is effective. Human survival depends on it, and great human achievements stand in testament. But anyone who has sat on a committee, organized a community, or led an open source software community knows it can be very difficult.

Collaboration is fraught with friction, perhaps because it is such a human activity. As the saying goes, "I love humanity, it's other people I can't stand."

What are your pain points when it comes to collaboration?

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Colin Dodd - Colin Dodd is a writer at Red Hat.