We often approach a new project with a group brainstorming session, an opportunity to pool our team members to chart a common trajectory towards completion. Studies show, however, that such collaboration can be detrimental to the best outcome. This article by renowned author, Ron Friedman, Ph.D., outlines the potential pitfalls of collaborations: they may breed false confidence, introduce pressures to conform, and promote laziness. It will help you to discover the art of successful collaborations. Illustration by Oscar Ramos Orozco.