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Five ways to combat excessive collaboration and boost your productivity

Kisoo Kwon

Detect the root cause of all those time-consuming meetings and messages and let your teams get down to the real work.

The old adage that two heads are always better than one has been taken to extremes in many modern businesses, and statistics show that an overdose of multiple collaborations is ultimately uneconomical.

If you’re promoting a culture where collaboration takes up so much of the working day that your employees stay late to do their actual jobs, there’s something fundamentally unhealthy about your company’s organisation, writes Michael Mankin in Harvard Business Review.

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