MS in Commerce Blog

McIntire Professors Rob Cross and Peter Gray Featured in The Economist

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Peter Gray

In a Jan. 23, 2016, Economist article titled “The Collaboration Curse,” Professors Rob Cross and Peter Gray note that although managers may notice the benefits of collaboration, they may fail to measure its often-hidden costs. They estimate that knowledge workers spend 70-85% of their time attending meetings (virtual or face-to-face), dealing with e-mail, talking on the phone, or otherwise dealing with an avalanche of requests for input or advice.

Read The Economist article.

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