Gossip, Collaboration, and Performance in Distributed Teams
AUGUST 14, 2010
Most managers have heard of the watercooler effect without ever having the meaning of the concept sink in to their understanding of how it relates to performance and collaboration. A couple of studies released this summer dealing with performance and collaboration in teams merit consideration. Not so much for what they specifically say about performance and collaboration as much as what they imply about the promise of social media in the relationship.