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goobster  ·  962 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

Sure. And water is good for you. Unless you get too much of it.

And if you read through the research I linked to, collaboration is a Good Thing. It is the mountain of collaboration requests, and the poor methods (like meetings) within which people collaborate.

Almost all meetings are wasteful. They are too long, too late, and too many people. Most meetings should be three people, standing in a hallway, discussing a specific point, for less than 5 minutes. And yet we have meetings with 7 people, scheduled for half an hour, three days from now (because that was the first opening when all 7 people were available).

So yes. There is good collaboration. But the science proves that we very rarely engage in collaboration in a productive and sustainable way.