Collaboration is far easier to talk about, and mandate, than it is to actually do. For one thing, it demands that we think in new ways about the way we work - and, in particular, our role in making that work successful. This human element, the psychological skill-set needed to collaborate, is barely understood, let alone valued, in today's civil service. If ministers and law-makers can't work together to solve the most pressing challenges of the day, what hope is there that a culture of collaboration is transmitted throughout the rest of the system?
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