Collaboration + Conversation
These diagrams illustrate different approaches to collaboration.
In 1984, George Orwell describes the best books as the ones that tell you what you already know. The first diagram (the original - sorry author unknown) illustrates this by pointing to the space between the two speech bubbles and appealing to our inherent sense of comfort when we find people who think the same way we do and share common ideas and goals.
We adapted the diagram to show the inverse senario also to illustrate those things that others know that we don’t and the ideas that we disagree. These are sometimes the most interesting because they challenge our thinking and take us in unexpected directions.
Both are important.