“Effective collaboration is about maximizing time, talent and tools to create value. The old way was the pass-along approach. I do my job and then pass along my work product to you. You do your piece of it and pass it along to somebody else” - Evan Rosen
Good collaboration at work can do wonders for you and your team. This is because it helps to connect better and yield better results. Emails, online conferences, phone calls and meetings are some of the ways that organizations use for team collaboration. But, so far, the best option to improve team collaboration is using a collaboration software.
In this article, I will give you 3 reasons to use the software at work -
A collaboration tool helps you in coming up with ideas to expand your business as well as solve any project-related issues. Just enter a topic in the tool and invite team members to participate in brainstorming sessions. With the software, you can ensure all the team members express their opinion, even the ones who generally speak less in face to face meetings.
Sometimes you have time to analyze a situation deeply and then reach a conclusion. On the other hand, there are times when you need to take a decision right away and there’s not much time even for an online discussion. In such a case, many software let you take quick decisions by offering the feature of group chat.
Right from the first day of your project, you can start uploading your documents and files into the software and keep it centralized. Besides, you can share your stuff with other team members whenever needed. The tool also lets you maintain notes, in which you can store your ideas, thoughts and other information. Again, you can share your notes with your team and ask for their suggestions on your ideas.
If you are among those who haven’t invested in the tool yet, you are missing something highly helpful for your team. So, take a right decision by going for one and see your teams collaborating in a better way.
Sharon Thomson is a project management expert and writer. Through the years she has written about a myriad of project management topics and has successfully managed countless projects on her own. A big believer in ‘work smarter, not harder’ philosophy; Sharon keeps including her own personal lessons in her writing from time to time.