Most organizations have created always-on work contexts that are burning people out and hurting performance rather than delivering productivity, innovation and engagement.
Watch this on-demand Book Club with Rob Cross, the Edward A. Madden Professor of Global Leadership at Babson College and co-Founder and Director of the Connected Commons, who discusses his book, Beyond Collaboration Overload: How to Work Smarter, Get Ahead, and Restore Your Well-Being, to learn how to best solve for this problem.
Beyond Collaboration Overload is based on over a decade of research studying successful people and how they collaborate. The book reveals how these high performers collaborate in ways that enable them to be 18-24% more efficient than their peers. It then proceeds to show how successful people invest this time in ways that promote performance and well-being in today’s hyper-connected world. Cross’ framework provides relief from the definitive problem of our age—dysfunctional collaboration at the expense of our performance, health and overall well-being.
About Rob Cross
Working with more than 300 organizations and reaching thousands of leaders from the front line to the C-suite, Rob Cross has identified specific ways to cultivate vibrant, effective networks at all levels of an organization and any career stage.
Through research and writing, speaking and consulting, and courses and tools, Rob’s network strategies are transforming the way people lead, work and live in a hyper-connected world.
Currently the Edward A. Madden Professor of Global Leadership at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Rob is also the co-founder and director of the Connected Commons, a consortium of over 100 leading organizations accelerating network research and practice.
He has written over 50 articles for Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, Academy of Management Executive and Organizational Dynamics. His work has also been repeatedly featured in venues such as Business Week, Fortune, The Financial Times, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, CIO, Inc. and Fast Company.