Does Collaboration Inhibit Creativity?

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Brainwaves For Leaders

This week, Adair Jones, a Brainwaves for Leaders staff writer, looks at the neuroscience of collaboration and concludes that sometimes it makes sense to work alone.

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Collaboration is all the rage. Everyone’s talking about its importance and searching for ways to do it more effectively—not only within organisations but across government, education, and industry sectors.

Recent insight into neuroscience tells us that the brain is a social organ. In a concise YouTube videoLouis Cozolino, a psychologist and neuroscientist at Pepperdine University, says that the human brain evolved to connect with other brains and that we create an internal model of the experience of those we come into contact with. Good managers intuitively understand this. They concentrate on team-building and foster collaborative workplaces. In fact, many offices are now designed without walls as vast open areas so that employees may interact freely. The ‚team‘ is now centre-stage in…

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