“Neighbors have a significant impact on an employee’s performance, and it can be either positive or negative. We found that approximately 10% of a worker’s performance spills over to her neighbors.”
A recent study found one of the simplest ways to improve productivity is to pay closer attention to your seating chart.
Harvard Business Reviews explains that your productivity can be impacted — for better or worse — by who you sit next to and suggests the optimal mix is to pair people who have opposite strengths. It’s not as simple as just sitting productive people next to each other.