Companies of all sizes have adopted collaboration tools, but many still struggle to find tools that meet all of their needs. The following trends come in part from data and conclusions from a recent survey of over 500 practitioners."
Note to self: virtual teams are the norm; meetings are poor because no one is measuring results; the problem isn't the technology, it's the behaviors.
Lots of good advice here.
46% of US workers would suffer almost anything to avoid attending meetings—including getting a root canal
In a recent Harris poll, sponsored by the online collaboration company Clarizen, 46 percent of respondents said they'd prefer to do almost anything else instead of sittng in a status meeting. Seventeen percent said they would choose to watch paint dry. Eight percent said they would opt for root canal.
The report concluded that, if a team eliminated status meetings, they’d see productivity increase by 20%. Impressive!
"Scott Berkun started his career and spent nearly a decade at Microsoft. He rose to become a lead program manager, running a team that worked on Internet Explorer. But in 2010, he was offered a job at Automattic, the company behind the blogging platform WordPress.com."
1) Talk things out in advance
2) Don't be afraid to be a bit more aggressive.
As the economy continues to improve, so does the job market, and some employees may be considering their options. Companies worldwide are doubling down on their retention and recruitment initiative...
In short: Use different channels, find a way to stand out, recognize that your workplace matters, appeal to a range of age groups, offer flexibility, and get creative.
I have learned that we really need to help support our People to help them feel comfortable so they can create and collaborate freely.
It's refreshing to see such a people-centric fun-loving attitude. It shows in everything they do.