September 3, 2017

7 Workplace Collaboration Statistics and Advice That Will Have You Knocking Down Cubicles + How to Make it Happen in YOUR workplace

How Do I Make Workforce Collaboration Happen?

  1. Create a space where employees can collaborate when needed, but have time alone for calls, focused work and more.
  2. Set the example for employees as a manager. Show them how to create effective groups and work together.
  3. Build collaboration into your company goals and values.
  4. Mix up your work communication methods. If you always write emails, have a face-to-face meeting.
  5. Be proactive when issues arise among employees.

Teamwork in the workplace can stimulate creativity, engagement and innovation, yet it remains one of those commonly underutilized tools. Many of us are guilty of staying in our little nooks of expertise, comfy in our silos and never seeking out true collaboration. It’s easy to put your blinders on and get the job done, but that’s not what drives success, or growth, both individually and organizationally.

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Team Collaboration, Collaboration Solution, Collaboration, Collaboration Tools

September 18, 2014

Is Your Open Office Putting You Off?

 

Do you remember when everyone started knocking down cubicles, going office-less and embracing the open office floor plans? Do you also remember when they all realized that it was extremely noisy, distracting, smelly, and lacking privacy?

The open office trend comes with a lot of great benefits like increased collaboration, energy and innovation. The idea was to embrace the employee-centric culture, knock down the hierarchical pyramid and create a more horizontal vibe in the workplace. The flaw is that just about everyone went out, bought a pair of noise canceling headphones, put them on and never took them off again.

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Collaboration, Project Management, Workplace Communication, Workplace

July 28, 2014

The Element That's Stopping You From Attaining Goals

 

As much as I’d like to start out with a cliché on teams, I will just go ahead and establish that the team dynamic in any workspace is a big factor in attaining organizational goals. Sometimes these teams come together seamlessly to create great in-office chemistry, but that seems to be the exception rather than the rule. Very often, leadership will need to thoughtfully guide team collaboration to optimally meet goals.

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Goal Alignment, Goals, Setting Goals, Team Collaboration, Collaboration, Social Collaboration, Social Outreach

July 15, 2014

It's All About the Chemistry of Your Workforce

As leaders create and build teams, they might find that some teams have better chemistry than others. There is something about certain groups of people collaborating that just clicks. We have always thought of the idea of chemistry between people as some sort of serendipitous event that can’t be purposefully created or duplicated. But what if it can be?

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Team Collaboration, Collaboration, Transparency, Workplace Communication, Organizational Transparency

July 10, 2014

A Futuristic Look at Performance

How we track performance and act on performance metrics is changing rapidly. Your traditional one-size-fits-all KPIs and annual reviews of corporate past are antiquated. Performance is a vital metric in business, but many organizations aren’t aware that the methods they are using aren’t efficiently tracking or improving performance.

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Talent Alignment, Employee Engagement, Collaboration, Performance Review, Performance Management

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