Collaboration is a recursive process where organizations work together to achieve shared goals. An outcome of collaboration is the development of integrative solutions that go beyond an individual vision to a productive resolution that could not be accomplished by any single person or organization. The collaborative process involves a synthesis of different perspectives to better understand complex problems. These endeavors are creative in nature in that they share knowledge, builds consensus, and provides a constructive learning environment. In particular, teams that work collaboratively can obtain greater resources, recognition and reward when facing competition for finite resources.