Originally answered May 15, 2017

  1. Learn: deepen your knowledge by having others confirm, point out flaws, and extend what you know
  2. Innovate: combining different perspectives leads to improvement and invention
  3. Get help from others when you need it based on your history of collaborating
  4. Make better and faster decisions, deliver results more quickly, and solve problems more efficiently and effectively
  5. Avoid redundant effort: reuse what others have learned and accomplished, and divide tasks so they can be accomplished in parallel
  6. Prevent mistakes: bounce ideas off of others, draw on their diverse backgrounds, and ask them to check your work
  7. Take advantage of the expertise and experience of others to complement and supplement yours
  8. Aid your career: advance based on your reputation for getting results by working well with others, and improve your personal brand by showcasing your expertise
  9. Set a good example so that others will also collaborate
  10. Increase your personal morale; working well with others is enjoyable and rewarding

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