Better collaboration leads to better organizational performance. If your organization can collaborate better it will perform 3 to 6 times better than it’s competitors. Moving your department or organization through the different stages of collaboration is like learning to crawl, then to walk and finally to run. Taking small steps, developing confidence through increased strength and balance and then, with that confidence and organizational muscle in place, moving to a collaborative run. To get to a collaborative run you must extend outside of your organization to a different group of collaborators; business partners or customers.