Amazing Performance Is All About Who You Sit With

Who would have thought that who you sit with would have an impact on your performance? Thanks to research that was published by Harvard Business Review on more than 2,000 employees looking at things like productivity, effectiveness, and quality. The research was based solely on who sat next to who in the workplace and the level of spillover from one worker to the next.

Being proactive in who sits with who has financial benefits as well. The research estimated a strategic seating plan could increase annual profits by $1 million from greater productivity for an organisation of 2,000 workers. That’s roughly $500 per worker, for no extra overhead, just a bit of planning.