A nice short sharp list of how collaboration can help you, and where the benefits are. Although the full name of the article is 10 Tips on the Value of Collaboration in Startups, I think this list applies to everyone.
1. Consensus is the enemy of collaboration. Collaboration leaves everyone with a feeling of “win-win,” while consensus is “win-lose” or even “lose-lose.” Collaboration opens more possibilities, while consensus narrows them to a compromise.