Most offices try to be places that welcome collaboration. There is a good reason for this, as collaborative environments have been shown to be better environments than non-collaborative ones for productivity.
A recent Stanford study has shown that research participants who are primed to act collaboratively stick with tasks 64% longer than their solitary peers. They also reported higher engagement levels, lower fatigue levels and a higher success rate.
“The results showed that simply feeling like you’re part of a team of people working on a task makes people more motivated as they take on challenges,” the researchers say.
A separate study on collaboration within the workplace has shown that companies that promote collaborative working are five times more likely to be high-performing.