More than what has been. More than what currently is.

There exists a blurry line between cooperation and collaboration, similar in definition yet different in action.

Cooperation occurs when individuals work well together, towards the completion of a project or goal. Collaboration occurs when individuals work together, regardless of obstacles presented, becoming one team of shared skills and thoughts.

The former often has a team leader/sorter, the latter has only a team. A combination of the two, is optimal. Combined, what currently is may be transformed into what will be.

Howard Rheingold: The new power of collaboration