In an era of instant messaging, social media and text; has the real meaning of collaboration been lost in translation?
Hailed as a modern day collaborative tool, instant messaging (aka chatting) has become an easy internal communications channel for many organisations. It is changing how individuals and teams interact at work – but often in an uncontrolled, negative way. Instant messaging can quickly become noisy, distracting and irrelevant; diluting important corporate messages and empowering disruptive employees.
We believe that collaboration means more than just ‘chatting’ – it’s about solving problems, creating clarity, sharing knowledge and cascading important information. Collaboration is about making things happen, empowering leaders and creating a happy culture and productive workforce.
Collaboration is the key to success in today’s competitive marketplace, a fact backed by 81% of companies who agreed that internal and external collaboration was important to their company’s current success in the latest Harvard Business review.*
That’s why we developed Enyware – the smarter workplace collaboration tool. A cloud-based, multi-functional employee experience platform designed to make leadership communications instant, secure and engaging to maximise the power you can yield from collaboration in your organisation.
Leaders set the business’ direction by creating a vision for the organisation and its future, and then motivate and inspire others to reach that vision. Every organisation needs leaders at every level; communicating expectations, sharing information and celebrating success. Enyware places control in the hands of these inspiring leaders, ensuring critical messages, updates and knowledge is shared easily and securely across the whole organisation.
What does collaboration mean to you?
In this blog, we explore our top five highlights of collaboration as a tool to empower leaders and engage employees for a happier, healthier business.
1. One size fits all
Regardless of the sector you operate in, or the size of your business; collaboration is an extremely powerful tool. Making connections, doing things differently and inviting differences as an asset will help you to grow your business to new levels.
2. Be inspired
Going beyond what you do routinely every day to explore collaboration can be inspiring and help you to think in a new way. There may be a better way to do something, different methods to try and new tools to save time, money and unnecessary frustration.
3. Grow relationships
Forging relationships, growing networks and making valuable connections is critical for business success. Not just aimed at external alliances, building relationships with internal stakeholders can reap endless collaborative rewards. Communication is the key to strengthening these new and existing relationships. Every time you reach out to someone to inform, educate or explore new possibilities, you are collaborating and deepening employee experience.
4. Learn something
Working collaboratively brings enormous opportunity for learning and growth. Bringing together different skill sets, strengths, experiences and perspectives not only results in smarter working, but also ensures each individual feels valued and part of the bigger picture.
5. Solve problems
There is an undeniable power in numbers. If one person can’t accomplish something on his or her own, two or more people may be able to get it done. Adding new resource into the mix results in faster, more effective problem solving.
*Source: Harvard Business Review Analytic Services Report sponsored by Citrix, 2017.