Collaboration in the workplace is a work style that helps employees work together to accomplish a collective goal in ways that can benefit your company and employees. Collaboration is a vital part of teamwork and helps a successful team function most efficiently.
6 Key Benefits of Team Collaboration and how they can Help your Company:
- Engaged employees
A good way to engage employees is by improving teamwork, this can construct great relations and morale within your teams. Extensive collaboration leads to fully engaged workers that are enthusiastic to take on new projects and who accept change not as a problem but as a challenge that elevates them to the next level.
- Healthier Employees
According to Harvard Business Review you can enhance wellness by establishing a culture that is driven by collaboration and professionalism. Treating workers as people rather than machines can significantly decrease levels of stress that lead to toxic health conditions.
- Productive meeting
It is clear that effective collaboration can lead to more efficient meetings. Proactive teams strengthen the corporate culture and this means workers do not need as many meetings to complete tasks. However, when meetings need to happen there is more dedicated information sharing, engagement and support for everyone’s efforts.
- Company becomes appealing to Top Talent
A key advantage of being collaborative in your teams is that it gives your company a competitive advantage when attracting top talent. Those looking into your company would like to feel as though they can learn and work under people they admire. Research by PwC on millennials in the workplace found that “Millennials relish the opportunity to engage, interact and learn from senior management”. It is clear that having a collaborative culture in your company is key for attracting the best people, especially from the younger generation.
- Allows a remote team to be more efficient
Given the current worldwide situation, it has become more common for people to work from home/work remotely. Thus, it is not rare for those working from home to feel detached from their colleagues. By assuring everyone has access to information and can communicate knowledge with other team members, this promotes a feeling of inclusion. A collaboration tool like Execview can be used to keep team members informed and participating. Online collaboration tools and digital workplaces facilitate increased productivity by up to 30%.
- Creates a strong sense of employee loyalty to your company
54% of employees say a strong sense of community (great peers, celebrating milestones etc.) kept them committed at their company. Workers who feel they are acknowledged by their employer and that they are contributing, are less likely to depart from company. When teams are working together, and employees feel their presences makes a difference, loyalty and commitment follow.
Written by Keisha Parry