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Want to Learn More (and Get More Done)? Sit in a Circle

Liz Dwyer

Turns out that all those times your teacher made you sit on the classroom rug for "circle time" were on the right track. New research shows that sitting at a round table at work and at school helps us ditch our "maverick, self-centered attitudes" and fosters greater collaboration. Combine that with other research that shows that students seated in circles "are more engaged and may retain more information," and it's clear that sitting in circles is a winning strategy.

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  • Priscilla Ngo

    I agree! Some of my communications courses involved arranging our desks in a circle. It definitely fosters more discussion and encourages you to break out of your comfort zone & develop friendships with your peers