According to research found by The Standish Group, about 31 percent of projects will be canceled before they ever get completed.
However, a study carried out by the Institute for Corporate Productivity found that companies that promoted collaborative working were 5 times more likely to be high-performing. So, why is collaboration important?
Without collaboration, projects will become stagnant. Having individuals working together with maximum transparency allows processes and goals to become more aligned, leading the group towards a higher success rate of achieving a common goal.
Here are some easy ways to start elevating your team’s collaboration
Build a collaborative work environment:
The environment in which your teams work can affect how they collaborate. Organize an open meeting space, away from personal workspaces, where team members can come together to work on the project. Open spaces can provide a way for intrapersonal communication, which will minimize misunderstandings that may occur if teams are only sending emails or instant messages to each other.
Have effective remote collaboration:
For team members that cannot make it to in-person meetings, ensure that there is an always-on video conference rule in place so that the remote team members can be reached at any time while they work.
Celebrate all your team’s achievements, no matter big or small, and encourage team members to keep up their good work. These wins can motivate your team to keep progressing through the project, even if it may be difficult at first.
Make time for you and your team to get to know each other. This helps build trust with your team members, break down barriers, and have more open communication with each other.
Use a project collaboration tool:
Today’s team projects are complex and cannot be managed effectively through spreadsheets or email communication. To be more productive within your team’s collaboration, you must have the proper tools that will store files, allow document collaboration. Therefore, you should also consider these other steps when choosing a project management tool.
With TRIYO, teams will be able to enhance their collaboration effortlessly. Our project collaboration tool allows teams to work in parallel and make real-time changes on one core document. Additionally, our platform leverages the API economy by allowing users to work with the existing tools they are accustomed to, such as MS Office Suite, G-Suite, JIRA, Salesforce, and more, making seamless integration. Along with providing operational transparency with the TRIYO INSIGHTS Dashboard, users will access various usage metrics and relevant analytics from pre-collected workflow data.