As per a report by The Project Management Institute, "Ineffective communications is the primary contributor to project failure one third of the time, and had a negative impact on project success more than half the time”. So, you can well imagine how critical it is for a team to interact effectively.
When it comes to team interaction, many organizations still use emails, online conference and many other ways. But, if I have to tell you the best method of doing this, it’s using a collaboration tool. The software assists in bringing your team members together irrespective of where they are. In this article, I will explain in detail what are the advantages of using the tool when you are running a team -
An online collaboration tool takes this pain away from your work life. You don’t have to stop your activities in between or wait others to finish theirs just to ask something. Basically, you can converse with your team even while working.
A collaboration tool aids in idea generation by letting teams discuss anything online that too in real time. With the software, you don’t have to face interruption in communication flow or waste time in interpreting information, since everything goes smoothly and doubts are cleared in real time.
Also because each and every file is stored at a single place, you can quickly find any previous or current file in a matter of seconds. Since the tool lets you do everything in real time, so as soon as a you upload a file/document everyone in the team gets notified on it.
A quote by Henry Ford says, "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself". It doesn’t really matter which industry you work in or what position you hold in an organization, team collaboration always has important role to play in our career graph. This is why you must make sure that you and your team is able to collaborate in an effective manner. So, stop thinking and take action. Invest in a collaboration software today and see its magic.
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.