Next generation of business software could get more fun

Monday, May 12, 2008 - 04:21 in Mathematics & Economics

(AP) -- Once upon a time, people bonded with their co-workers on office softball teams and traded gossip at the watercooler. OK, so those days aren't gone yet. But as big companies parcel Information Age work to people in widely dispersed locations, it's getting harder for colleagues to develop the camaraderie that comes from being in the same place. Beyond making work less fun, feeling disconnected from comrades might be a drag on productivity.

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