There are various types of organisations ,but all of them are trying to do the same thing. Be in sync with the latest trends of “working” so that they can achieve more with less. The style of working has undergone a drastic change. It is no more limited to the workstation. Businesses are figuring out newer ways to reach out to their customers and this requires employees to work more collaboratively.
End The Sales & Marketing War. With The Power Of Collaboration The war between sales & marketing teams is not news to anyone anymore. First, the news was broken in whispers, then in loud discussions inside the meeting rooms and then announced to the whole world through every possible channel. Businesses spend a lot of time, money and efforts addressing this war and sometimes making sure that the war continues, as long as it contributes to the final numbers.
In the 1st part, we showed how a small team of enthusiastic professionals were driving release management. What started as a quarterly roadmap setting meeting resulted in everything but the roadmap. Every team member seemed to be bogged down with the sheer amount of over-seeing work. Not the tasks. It was a revelation when they realised that it took more to stay updated, brainstorm and create tasks in the excel than actually working on the tasks.
A collaboration tool is as good as its fit. The fit unfortunately is not a product that is on sale. To achieve a successful collaborative work environment, a good fit needs to be “created’. Some of the considerations are An organisation has to ensure that the tool caters to the existing roles, processes, metrics and work culture. The tool must reflect the fluid work flows in an intuitive way.
Does collaboration only help create a pool of information that no one knows how to use or requires the processes to be completely revamped to use it effectively? We were addressing the benefits of using the tools of collaboration around existing processes in our last blog.
Ask a project manager about the most painful woe of his job and it is most likely to be accountability. The role of a project manager makes him accountable for how well & when the tasks are completed.
All businesses collaborate in some form or the other. Whether they realise it or not is the issue. To make collaboration contribute towards long term growth, it must do the following: - Solve real business problems. - Must complement the working style & task flow intuitively. - Be in sync with the working culture.
For every small business out there, it is a huge thing to just be and thrive. They have to constantly figure out ways to reach out, thrive and then hope for growth. More-often-than-desired, it puts them in the survival mode.
If we could tap into the conversations over coffee & around the water cooler, we could have a potential storehouse of great ideas, opinions & even hacks. Every employee who works diligently becomes a storehouse of knowledge. But this knowledge is different. This is knowledge which comes from the context of the task, process & business. Often, it gets reflected in formal & casual conversations.
Let’s collaborate and work better. Once an organisation reaches this stage, it usually means that there is a prevailing consciousness about working together and inching together towards better results.