"Concentration is the secret of strength"
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There’s a natural rhythm to collaboration. People need to focus alone or in pairs to generate ideas or process information; then they come together as a group to build on those ideas or develop a shared point of view; and then they break apart again to take next steps.

The more demanding the collaboration task is, the more individuals need punctuating moments of private time to think, to concentrate, & to recharge. When you’re working alone, you’re extremely efficient