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Beyond Collaboration Overload

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Most organizations have created always-on work contexts that are burning people out and hurting performance rather than delivering productivity, innovation and engagement. Collaborative work consumes 85% of employees' time and is drifting earlier into the morning, later into the night, and deeper into the weekend. 

In Beyond Collaboration Overload, Babson professor Rob Cross solves this paradox by showing how top performers who thrive at work collaborate in a more purposeful way that makes them 18-24% more efficient than their peers. Good collaborators are distinguished by the efficiency and intentionality of their collaboration—not the size of their network or the length of their workday. 

Rob Cross, the Edward A. Madden Professor of Global Leadership at Babson College and the cofounder and Research Director of the Connected Commons business consortium. Rob joins us this morning to talk about his latest book Beyond Collaboration Overload: How to Work Smarter, Get Ahead and Restore Your Well-Being.