Collaboration comes in many shapes, sizes, and ofvarying duration. It may not make sense to developa broad in-depth collaboration when a short termcoordinated effort is all that is needed. Forexample, a coordinated partnership may be themost effective and practical way for two or moreorganizations to come together for a joint project orgrant. In this scenario, each organization may haveclear responsibility for specific aspects of aproject, without joint management of the wholeproject.
Collaboration often develops in stages which mayinclude: