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COLLABORATION HAMPERS CREATIVITY

Collaboration with co-workers hampers creative solutions to problems, study finds -ScienceAlert

PETER DOCKRILL
23 OCT 2015

Thanks to technological advancements and the unshakeable belief that working together is the key to helping everyone perform better, contemporary office life is full of collaboration and networking: meetings, virtual workspaces, team messaging, simultaneous document editing, cloud storage, video calls, you name it.

While there’s likely hundreds, if not thousands, of management studies backing up the merits of this way of working, at least one new paper says we’ve got it the wrong way around. Researchers in the US say a high degree of connectedness between co-workers is a good thing when it comes to finding information, but ultimately bad for coming up with creative solutions to problems…

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Source: Collaboration with co-workers hampers creative solutions to problems, study finds – ScienceAlert



 

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