No matter where we come from or what we do, most of us are taught the same thing as children – sharing is valuable. It is a message that is repeated throughout our education. Share toys. Share tools. Share ideas. The implication is that two (or many) minds are better than one and that collaboration is the secret to success.
The funny thing is that, although this message continues to be reinforced in US workplaces – in the form of teamwork skills – traditional offices are not built to support it. They are formalised environments, with individual workstations and dividing lines.…Continue reading