11 Ways to Collaborate More Effectively

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 08-05-2014 Email

We've frequently reported in this space how organizations are seeking greater collaboration among CIOs, other managers and professionals. In fact, an estimated 46 percent of C-level decision-makers plan to increase budgets to acquire better collaborative technology. And two of five business managers are adapting workplace models to become more collaborative. Such efforts are geared to address lingering needs, as nearly 40 percent of employees say there isn't enough collaboration in the workplace, and 43 percent of users feel frustrated and overwhelmed by current collaborative tech tools. Clearly, CIOs must pursue better IT solutions to create an optimal collaborative environment. But they can't forget about the people factor either, as human-focused processes can make or break collaborative team performance. Given this, we've compiled the following qualities of effective collaboration. They were adapted from online resources posted by Gartner and GroupMind Solutions, a collaboration consultancy and IT solutions company. For more about the Gartner best practices, click here. For more about GroupMind's, click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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