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'Collaboration' Creates Mediocrity, Not Excellence, According to Science |

'Collaboration' Creates Mediocrity, Not Excellence, According to Science |

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what's usually meant by "collaboration" is 1) plenty of ad-hoc meetings and 2) open-plan offices that increase the likelihood that such meetings take place... open-plan offices... are productivity sinkholes... collaboration tends to penalize the competent who end up doing most of the work. A recent study published in Applied Psychology has now confirmed that a collaborative work environment can make top performers--the innovators and hard-workers--feel miserable and socially isolated... "The No. 1 reason high performers leave organizations in which they are otherwise happy is because of the tolerance of mediocrity."

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