Collaboration at its best is fighting: fighting FOR something, not against something.
What does it mean:
If You like to do things together, You collaborate. If You wouldn’t, then You don’t.
In “no collaboration” case the way is to do alone and keep quiet. Maybe others just happen to find Your good work and make a success of it. Then You maybe like to think over Your attitude to collaboration.
In collaborating for something the fight should be interactive and flexible. Without interactivity there is no collaboration and without flexibility there is no progress. In my mind flexibility is ability to be so much interested in the collaborator’s ideas that the common contact surfaces appear – and that’s the base for common succces.
Collaboration is always problematic. And that’s nice, because a problem is a golden opportunity to solve a problem.