Does Too Much Collaboration at Work Hurt Productivity?

The global architecture and design company, Gensler, recently released it’s 2013 US Workplace Survey and most workers struggle to work effectively. A Toronto paper picked up the story with a headline stating, “Too much collaboration at work hurts productivity.” Does this mean that your organization should not strive for more collaboration? No. It means that if you don’t strike the right balance, it can lead to unwanted and potentially negative results.

Increasing the Velocity of Collaboration in Your Organization

Once the user based, collaboration capability requirements are determined, then you can select what the technologies are for the meeting rooms and for the individuals connecting into conferences. This process is critical and avoids a lot of wasted efforts and brings a cohesive approach to the technology roadmap your organization requires. It helps turn the patchwork of technology found in most organizations into a tapestry of technology, which becomes an enabler to greater collaboration within the organization.