“Oddly, the cult of collaboration has reached its apogee in the very arena where the value of uninterrupted concentration is at its height: knowledge work.” (The Economist)


Insightful article, I’ve observed the practices the author laments.

I don’t know whether a former boss of mine got it from Peter Drucker, but he often made statements quite similar to Drucker’s argument that “you can do real work or go to meetings but you cannot do both.”

One of the things I enjoy most is working collaboratively, but the key to that is “work” – – collaboration should be undertaken to the extent it is needed to achieve a worthwhile and productive end, but anything beyond that is worse than purposeless.

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