Employees will spend hours a day researching information and sifting through emails to find exactly what their coworker had said to them in that one email about that project that started today.
Sifting through old information disengages them from real work. Because when knowledge and information isn’t centralized and available for employees their productivity levels decrease.
Collaboration software cuts down on misunderstandings between employees and employer and can lead to faster task completion and higher levels of employee engagement. Collaboration allows new hires to get up to speed faster by learning from co-workers and feeling immediately engaged in the company. Firms using social collaboration software see productivity enhancements of an average of 12.5%, according to the Forbes article, “Are Enterprises Really Ready for True Social Collaboration?”
Collaboration software permits employees to access specific information quickly and when they need it whether that’s in the office or on the road. Employees are more likely to be engaged and have a positive outlook on completion of their daily tasks when information is easy to access.
Collaboration technology enables employees to build off one another, which improves the quality of ideas and makes it easier to overcome obstacles all while building better workplace communication. The use of collaboration technology could raise the productivity of interaction between employees by 20-25%, according to McKinsey & Company.
As creativity surfaces, companies can more quickly look at challenges with a different angle because effective collaboration is the difference between a conversation and a group discussion: you can solve a problem with two but it goes faster with ten. Collaboration can also build trust between employees and employers through the sense of transparency and equality. Companies that trust each other prove higher productivity, integrity and engagement.
BirdDogHR knows that time is valuable and engaging the core of your company, employees, is a major priority. With BirdDogHR Collaboration, helps employees share ideas and challenge the status quo, resulting in a more engaged and productive workforce with reduced turnover. For more information check out the Why a Great Team is Better Than a Good Individual infographic.