Productivity increases when more people work together more efficiently – it isn’t rocket science. A recent article states that collaboration among employees is strengthened when you “create an environment where team members can easily share knowledge and ideas. This will not only improve individual productivity [but also] project standards and service delivery.”

A major key to creating a successful environment which encourages collaboration entails reducing stress. In fact, a recent Forbes article reports that the World Health Organization estimates that stress costs U.S. businesses approximately $300,000,000,000 as a whole, annually.