Think of your to-do list at work. Chances are the most important activities on that list require you to work with others to accomplish. And the success of those endeavors—whether you’re innovating a new product or implementing an important customer service initiative—depends on the effectiveness of your collaboration. The fact is, collaboration that is conscious, planned, and shared with others builds excitement and produces what Leigh Thompson calls a creative conspiracy. And research shows that teams that engage in creative
conspiracy are the hallmark of the most successful organizations.