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1. General: Cooperative arrangement in which two or more parties (which may or may not have any previous relationship) work jointly towards a common goal.
2. Knowledge management (KM): Effective method of transferring 'know how' among individuals, therefore critical to creating and sustaining a competitive advantage. Collaboration is a key tenet of KM.
3. Negotiations: Conflict resolution strategy that uses both assertiveness and cooperation to seek solutions advantageous to all parties. It succeeds usually where the participants' goals are compatible, and the interaction among them is important in attaining those goals.

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In order to make their group project successful, Tina and Jeff needed to practice a great deal of teamwork and collaboration.
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The two advertising teams were working together on a marketing collaboration, so they had to work together with clashing ideals and work procedures.
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The two employees demonstrated effective collaboration on a busy day in the medical office by taking turns putting patients in rooms and performing necessary tests and procedures.
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