I read an interesting article today about The Collaboration Paradox over at 99U — they touch on the topic of whether collaboration leads to more or less productivity within teams.
Personally I’ve always had the feeling that 1+1=2 or even 1+1 = 3 but there’s definitely factors where this equation breaks down. In the post, they explore and deconstruct this with some valuable insight on where collaboration normally suffers and how to be sure you are avoiding some common pitfalls.
A key takeaway that’s very relevant in project management with activeCollab or any software…
“Delineating responsibilities at the start of a project gives everyone at the table direction and a sense of ownership.”
Worth a read!
And if you haven’t seen 99U before, they put out some great articles and resources like the book: Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind (The 99U Book Series)
What tips do you have for keeping collaboration from weakening your results?