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3 responses to “The 5 Things You can do Today to Build a More Collaborative Workplace”

  1. The 5 Things You can do Today to Build a More C...

    […] So here are 5 simple things that you could do to have a more collaborative workplace: 1. File sharing and collaboration – STOP using email for file sharing and collaborative work on content immediately!  […]

  2. Frank Nurock

    Building a collaboration policy is just the inauguration. Collaboration must be dependable and calculated, with resources dedicated to its success.

    Thanks for the interested read Michael, great insight.

  3. susanobijiski

    One of the most, and most financially rewarding, ways to improve collaboration among employees and teams is to provide true business intelligence tools that are sophisticated, yet easy enough for every user and, most importantly, can be easily customized to satisfy the needs of every exec, manager, and employee in the company without bringing in a team of analysts or developers. If one can introduce this kind of power and make it available to every employee, the business can empower each team member to contribute to the bottom line and to more easily understand how their function and role fits in the grand scheme of things. Business intelligence tools can be used at the tactical, operational and strategic level to build a cohesive view of data, identify problems, forecast results and objectively measure goals, objectives and strategies.

    If you don’t frustrate your employees by asking them to positively impact the business, but rather empower them to collaborate, share alerts, reports and data and identify issues before they become problems, you are much more likely to see collaboration among your employees. Personalized dashboards and alerts and publishing capability will give the business the sophisticated tools they need to improve the bottom line and leverage their resources. A great example of business intelligence tools and the use of dashboard software to collaborate is when one team member posts a ‘sticky note’ on the dashboard, so that another team member can review the note and comment on it, thereby making the collaboration comparable to being in a room together and writing on a white board or flip chart. That kind of collaboration moves a project or issue along toward completion and/or resolution, and is a very powerful tool for every employee and business. At ElegantJ BI, we find that our clients and their employees truly want to support the idea of collaboration but they are frequently frustrated by cumbersome, expensive software solutions that don’t support human interaction and true understanding of business issues.

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