The arrival of cloud technologies on the business scene is driving a movement of collaboration throughout organisations around the world. Creating a more cohesive, collaboration-centred work environment allows managers to leverage their staff’s individual talents towards achieving the common team goal.
In this two-part post we’ll look at six ways you can nurture a culture of collaboration in your organisation.
Provide the tools for collaboration
If you really want your team to work together, you need to provide them with the tools that make it possible. Cloud technologies and content sharing platforms, like those available, such as Office 365, will empower your staff to efficiently work together, no matter where they are. From OneDrive for Business and SharePoint to Skype for Business and Yammer, Office 365 is designed with collaboration in mind.
Pick a medium of communication for team updates or project updates for example and stick to it to help break down the barriers created by using multiple forms of communication. The idea is to create a means of communicating that allows for easy workflow, establishes a distinct set of priorities and makes all employees feel included. The team should sit down and select just one channel of communication that works well for everyone and allows the team to communicate efficiently.
Recognise successful collaborations
Once all the work is said and done don’t forget to reward and recognise successful collaborative efforts. This will help motivate other teams in your organisation to work together for the greater good of the company. It’s also important that you implement good ideas that stem from collaborative efforts because that in itself is a reward for those who came up with the ideas.
In case you missed out on Part 1 – Take a look at 3 more ways to nurture a culture of collaboration here.
For a cloud-based technology solution that is built for collaboration, contact Karabina today for more information on Office 365.