Culture & Competency

Time Spent Collaborating: Research by Steelcase

In the April 2014 edition of the 360 Magazine by Steelcase, is this diagram of how people spend their time at work. The research data is based on a collection of Steelcase studies.


My takeaways:
– confirms my perspective that most collaboration is in small group settings, and thus the centrality of supporting individuals and small groups of people to be effective in collaboration.
– highlights that the majority of collaboration is informal and unstructured, rather than in “formal meeting settings.” If you want to encourage collaboration, make space / room in physical and virtual spaces for people to work together outside of a meeting.

See: What Workers Want, pages 28-29 in the PDF

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