The Importance of Collaboration in the Workplace

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Collaboration within the workplace is an important aspect to promote within a company, whether it be with new hires or older employees.

Fostering a collaborative mindset will create a more positive atmosphere and a better group dynamic. It will also have a positive impact on the overall well-being of employees.

A Sense of Community

Collaborating with other employees is a great way to learn new skills, develop new ideas and empower employees to take initiative on new projects that will strengthen the company for the long term. According to elcomCMS, “Collaboration not only equals a happier workforce, it represents an educated one.”

The company’s culture is an extremely important factor when it comes to employees choosing to stay for the long term. Getting along with fellow colleagues is a great way to encourage team-building and will ultimately keep your team and company unified, with a lower turnover rate.

Using the Right Tools

Good internal communication means that the right message is being sent across all parties and that everyone is on the same page. In order to remain in sync, it’s important to be able to share the proper documents and have easy access to reference them.

Feedback from management or from your colleagues is a great way to continuously strive for improvement and better work performance. Online editing tools and version control is a great way to make collaboration simple and efficient, as well as paying attention to details.

Remote Workers

Internal communication for workers not present in the office is extremely important. Not only does it ensure that they’ll be on the same page, it also provides a sense of connectivity to the rest of the team.

Although remote employees may not be present for every meeting, it doesn’t mean that they do not need feedback from the rest of the team. Bouncing ideas back and forth is a great way to create a sense of creativity and inspiration, even within different departments of the organization. If someone in IT has a suggestion for the Marketing team, allowing that individual to voice their idea is great for reinforcing that community-based mindset.

Sources: elcomcms.com/

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Workplace collaboration
Monday September 28th, 2015 04:29 PM

Great article! Online knowledge management tools like http://www.quandora.com, slack.com as well as other cloud based services are helping the spread of this trend.

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Indeed, there are multiple great tech/applications out there to discover!

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