It’s an adage you’ve likely heard all your life — two heads are better than one, right?
Not always. The Harvard Business Review recently delved into the dangers of “too much” collaboration in the workplace, and what it means regarding deeper organizational troubles. For many, the costs and lost time associated with meetings, emails, and IMs far outweigh the benefits.
Unhealthy collaboration most often stems from two underlying organizational maladies: organizational complexity and a “collaboration for collaboration’s sake” culture.