Whiteboards, screwdrivers, wires, and scraps from rubber tires all live as one in the Google Garage. 

What's the Google Garage, you ask? It's a "commons where Googlers can come together from across the company and learn, create, and make," says program manager Mamie Rheingold.

Put simply, it's a playground for collaboration and innovation. While Google caters to the need for more connectivity, a study from Cornertstone OnDemand revealed that 38% of workers feel there is not enough collaboration in their workplace.

So why are so many businesses failing to see the writing on the wall?

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To better understand the benefits of a workplace that focuses less on competition and more on collaboration, check out the infographic below from Column Five and PGi.

Workplace Collaboration

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Originally published May 26, 2015 12:00:00 PM, updated June 03 2020