Collaborative Problem Solving is a much appreciated way of doing things at the present time. This is because long gone are the times when we would be solving problems on our own sitting at the desk or visiting the fields. It’s true that we need to do a lot of background research, homeworks, etc. at the same time, but it is also true that we want to utilize a lot of different things and expertise from different backgrounds using multiple types of resources. For e.g. if we are managing a big event we need to bring in experts from PR and Communication, Financial and Business Development Teams, etc. It is the combined effort of the different people to bring in their resources (in terms of their knowledge, contacts, etc.) and produce the outcome (the event). But, how? Do you sit together at different intervals and discuss? How do you follow up? How do you analyze your own progress in line with that of the others and coordinate? What sort of Social Skills and Cognitive Skills do you need to have?