Being a part of a group of people who are putting their minds together to accomplish something amazing is a pretty inspiring experience. For the most part, the more minds you have on a project the more successful it will become. So, it makes sense to try to create that environment at your business, because who doesn’t want to have amazing ideas and collaborations that help result in profitability? But how do you create this collaborative mindset at your company?
Here are a few tips to help ignite a collaborative business environment:
Collaboration Tip #1: Build a Creative Atmosphere
When you look around at your business, does it motivate you to greatness? If not, create the spaces where team members feel encouraged to brainstorm comfortably. Also, promote a positive and dedicated attitude in every aspect of your collaborative discussions. Challenge and discuss ideas with a mindset that isn’t judgmental, but driven by a team-wide goal of creating the best possible results.
Collaboration Tip #2: Set Expectations
Set the expectation at your organization that collaboration is a standard process. Establish who will be in charge of each aspect as well as what the expected results are. In the end, all team members should understand that they take responsibility for all positive outcomes of the collaboration.
Collaboration Tip #3: Identify Individual Strengths
Your business is filled with a variety of people that bring a wealth of different skill sets, education, and passions to your organization. Seize those individualized skills! When starting your collaboration efforts, ask each person to identify their strengths as well as their weaknesses so the entire group understands who to seek out for specific advice.
Collaboration Tip #4: Build Cohesion
When big decisions need to be made, include the entire team on the decision-making process. Doing so will build a sense of inclusion and accountability to the results of that decision. Daily meetings or progress discussions help to keep everyone on the same page regarding project progress and issues.
Collaboration Tip #5: Invest in the Right Tools
With today’s mobile workforce, team collaboration can sometimes be challenging. However, with the right tools in place, your business can collaborate even when everyone can’t meet in-person. Tools like Mitel Communicator can resolve a list of communication barriers with minimal training and effort. Equipped with features like real-time mobile communication management, being able to move seamlessly between voice, video, or IM, Mitel Communicator helps maintain project cohesiveness from anywhere.
If you’d like to learn more about how you can improve your organization’s collaboration efforts, contact us today and let us show you how our line of trusted Mitel Communicator tools can increase productivity, employee satisfaction and ROI for your organization.