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.
– 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.
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