Teaming is ARMA’s bread and butter.  Long-term strategic alliances are not without risk though.   Black Enterprise asked 13 industry leaders their thoughts on the common pitfalls.  One of our favorite pieces of advice:

Assumptions are a good way to have everyone disappointed and potentially end a good relationship. Articulate all expectations up front so everyone is clear. If someone doesn’t seem to be holding up to their end of the deal, ask them about it and reference the initial expectation. Or, determine if you/they are acting on an assumption that wasn’t articulated initially and talk about it.

Angela Harless, AcrobatAnt