CoWorkers Hoard Their Ideas

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New research shows that co-workers hoard their best ideas.

Have you ever asked a colleague for information, only to have them ignore your request? Did you feel they were purposely avoiding you or only pretending to be ignorant? You may have been right.

Catherine Connelly, assistant professor of human resources & management at the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, has found that employees often protect their knowledge and will even take steps to hide it from co-workers

In a world where every interview with a Fortune 500 will quote him/her saying that knowledge sharing is important, the opposite is happening. Yet more proof that something isn't right in the world of business, particularly in the way(s) that we work.

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