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The Value of Collaboration

January 10, 2020

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There are many things that cannot be taught, and others that cannot be learned. Creativity, raw talent, ideation, and stakeholder theory are all problematic. Being in the DBA program requires a significant amount of time spent learning — venturing on an endless path of curiosity.

That said, it is not prudent to exclusively learn in isolation. Collaborating, cooperating, co-authoring, research teams, and writing partnerships should be part of your aspirations to support intellectual inquiry and cognitive development while at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota… and beyond. This will help activate your creativity, talent, and ideation, and become intellectually awake.

I encourage you to take advantage of opportunities to work with members of your cohort, and faculty, and become active in management academic and practitioner professional organizations. Attend conferences. Conferences provide you with the opportunity to engage with other scholars, disseminate your work, think creatively about your learning, and have some fun with like-minded, like-experienced academics.

If you have questions about how to find conferences, develop writing proposals, or present your work, please don’t hesitate to contact me (or other DBA faculty members).

Conference Resources

In creative, talented, idea association, Jennifer L. Schultz, PhD.

By: Jennifer Schultz, Ph.D., core associate professor