11 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 296 2018 Figure 1. Radical Candor by Kim Scott When I learned about radical candor, radical collaboration became a natural corollary, an essential element of being able to collaborate effectively. Adapting the radical candor grid (Figure 1) identifies and calls out interactions that are not collaborative and are insufficient for collaboration. In the dimensions of the radical collaboration grid (Figure 2), “care personally” becomes “commit communally,” and “challenge directly” becomes “engage interactively.” Radical collaboration is inclusive, involving commitment and effort by most or all members that are broadly representative of the various aspects of the common interests or problem. Radical collaboration does not mean standing back from or passively observing a community building effort, then expecting to control or influence the outcomes of that interaction. Like radical candor, radical collaboration embraces the two dimensions: commit communally and engage interactively. Radical collaboration represents the ideal for interacting with people to achieve common objectives, what collaboration should be and seldom is. When you engage in radical collaboration, you participate in an interaction of two or more people allowing the group to achieve and sustain outcomes that members could not individually, the resulting community flourishes—successes are visible and measurable,
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