Teamwork takes time -- maybe too much


You always suspected that social butterfly two cubicles away was slowing you down -- and now you have the research to back it up.

New research by Dr. Tim Welsh, who teaches at the University of Calgary, has written a paper that concludes what we all already knew: people in your work environment are holding you back. In fact, even if your co-workers are quiet, if they're within your field of vision, that can be enough to slow down your performance.

It's all in Welsh's paper, titled, "Seeing vs. believing: Is believing sufficient to activate the processes of response co-representation?"

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