1. Sometimes necessary and often overused gatherings of workers for the exchange of ideas and information.
How can we produce great ideas again and again? New research suggests that healthy criticism is an essential ingredient in the brainstorming process.
By David Burkus
Sometimes a "quick question" can kill your creative flow. We look at recent research on the true impact of interruptions in the workplace.
By Christian Jarrett
Are you ready to banish mediocre meetings? Start by telling your participants what's at stake, and why you need their unique skills.
By Al Pittampalli
It's time to get out with the old workplace, and in with the new. Tips on video streaming, flexible schedules, roving meetings, and condensing communications.
By Sarah Rapp
Brainstorming shouldn't stop when the new ideas rain down. To truly make ideas happen, we have to articulate an idea execution plan and then ask hard questions.
By Scott Belsky
Social circles have played a key role in cultural movements from impressionism to beat poetry. A look at how and why informal get-togethers breed creativity.
By Scott McDowell
When it comes to collaboration, one of our greatest fears is often confrontation. But prolonged apathy can be even more dangerous.
<em>What is it about gathering a group of employees that sends otherwise well-oiled machines into epic failure mode? We seek a better way to organize meetings</em>
By Brittany Ancell
Productivity comes to a grinding halt when meetings happen, which is why it's important to measure them with action steps--and to keep them short.