Add-on about Proximity and collaborative work

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In the article “Managing distances and differences in geaographically distributed groups”, David Armstrong and Paul Cole (in the same book by Kiesler and Cummings), add other proximity effects on work relations :

– chatting in the Hall
– feedback (distance blocked the corrective feedback loops provided by chance encounters)
– learning by watching
– out-of sight, out-of mind
– short is long (the effects of close proximity died off quickly with relatively little distance, making short distances equal to long ones in their effects on group interaction) : “Even if you are on the other side of the cafeteria, you are in another sphere of influence”