The OPEN MINDS Guide To Strategic Collaborations This month, we've discussed economies of scale – some the reasons that being "bigger" may be better and when to consider collaboration in the planning process. And, if you've made the decision that some type of collaboration is an essential ingredient to where you want to be in the future, the next step is navigating the collaboration process itself. Here are 10 guiding principles to keep in hand: Planning comes first – Collaborations of any type come with a big price tag - both financial, and executive time. The first step is . . .