Technology has increased the choice of options for interacting with colleagues, whether in the same office or in another country. But that only means that the potential for misunderstanding is greater than ever.
Collaboration & Teamwork
When ANZ launched its first global enterprise social network, it was a major step forward to achieving its goal of being a leading social-enabled enterprise in financial services.
Do we really know collaboration? Or do we just think we know? Spoiler: it’s more than just the act of working together with someone.
Missed deadlines, unclear objectives, miscommunications and misunderstandings – these familiar blights of team work usually result in poor quality work, delivered late.
Communications teams come in many different shapes and sizes.
Whether a three-person team or a global department, collaboration is essential for getting the most out a team's constituent parts.
When I joined Diageo in 2007, it was with a decade of agency work behind me – working on content campaigns, digital strategy and media relations for international corporate and consumer brands.
Is it possible that today we are operating in a new economy, one in which collaboration is inevitable?
The European Commission has taken a people-centric approach to collaborative knowledge sharing, in the process breaking silos, facilitating the flow of information, reducing contradictions and increasing synergies.
Smart collaboration takes time. But it generates higher profits, inspires greater customer loyalty, helps attract and retain the best talent, and delivers greater innovation when specialists collaborate across silos.
McKinsey & Co has a long tradition of taking the pulse around digital social tools, often dubbed Enterprise 2.0.