Confessions of a Casual Collaborator
Truth be told, I'm a reluctant collaborator. I prefer projects that I can start, work on, and complete pretty much on my own. It's not that I'm asocial at work, or a control freak. I've just found that coordinating too much with others can introduce complications and delays... and, of course, reaching agreement on how to approach a problem is much easier when I only need a consensus of one.
That said, I'm regularly involved in all kinds of work that requires many people's participation. And because I work in an industry that produces countless collaboration tools, I do try to incorporate them into my work as much as possible.
With that little preamble, I'd like to make the following confessions:
That's it for my confessions. Do you have any you want to share? Add them in the comments.