Why Collaboration Wins Over Competition

While we often focus on figures like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates as the lone geniuses behind wildly successful companies, the truth is their skills were bolstered by the teams of talented people working for them. Gates himself has said that creativity is less of an individual characteristic than it is an “emergent property” that surfaces when people convene around a problem. This way of thinking is beginning to align more and more with the way people want to work.

By 2020, Millennials will make up 50 percent of the workforce, and 88 percent of them currently say they they prefer an environment that is collaborative over one that’s competitive.

Column Five and collaboration software provider PGi created the below infographic to illustrate how companies are designing their workplaces around this idea.