Altruism Increases Productivity?

Thought I’d share this quote from┬áMIST 2611: Management Information Systems:

“Is there anything companies can do to make their employees feel less pressed for time? Yes. Force them to help others. A recent study suggests that having employees complete occasional altruistic tasks throughout the day increases their sense of overall productivity.”

Leberecht, T. (2012, June). 3 ways to (usefully) lose control of your brand [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.ted.com/talks/tim_leberecht_3_ways_to_usefully_lose_control_of_your_reputation.