Communication is the foundation on which our efforts toward accomplishing goals and tasks are built. We articulate needs and results and tell and react to stories about what we do and how we do it. The modern working world consists of a myriad tools and technologies by which to convey this information, providing for choice, integration, and analysis, and these options will only increase in the future. This breakout session aims to unpack the communicative backbone of the work environment to explore how communication patterns are changing and to discuss new ways to understand how communication relates to productivity. We will cover issues from different disciplines and perspectives across diverse domains and outline both challenges and opportunities.