Network Synergy Blog
Tip of the Week: Ensuring Effective Collaboration
In any business, the capacity to collaborate is critical to success. In order to do so most optimally, it helps to carry out a few preliminary and overarching practices. Let’s go over a few such practices to help bring your team’s collaborative activities together.
Make Your Expectations Clear
In simple terms, you should make sure your team knows what you want them to be doing. Set the prerogative for your team in no uncertain terms. Emphasizing the focus you want them to commit to teamwork and designing your workplace processes around this goal will ensure they know how they are to proceed.
Equip Your Team with the Right Tools
In addition to making it clear what you want your team to do, it is important that they have the technology needed to do so effectively. Various platforms and standalone software solutions exist that make this cooperation far more easy to accomplish. Acquiring and training your teams to fully utilize these tools will only make it easier for collaboration to make its way into their processes.
Use Various Methods to Collaborate
Speaking of tools, having a variety available for your team’s use—especially those that feature different modes of communication—also makes it more convenient for them to do so. With that kind of accessibility, collaboration can become a more natural reaction to workplace needs.
Understand and Appreciate the Hurdles Your Team Will Face
Finally, you need to take a moment to acknowledge that the adoption process may not go smoothly. Old habits are tough to break, after all, and a lot of people are finding normal work processes more challenging to get through. “Zoom fatigue” is now a recognized thing as well, so accepting whatever feedback (yes, even some complaints) they have to offer will show them that their thoughts matter.
We Can Ensure that Your Team Has the Means to Collaborate
Reach out to our team to find out how we can equip your team with the tools they need. Give us a call at (203) 261-2201 today.