Creating a collaborative work environment is a natural part of any successful organization, but like most good things, it’s often much easier said than done. At MangoApps, we know the importance of team collaboration and we’re proud to be forward-thinking leaders in the field.
Here are a few of our favorite ways companies can get started creating a collaborative work environment:
Find the Right Technology
Collaboration depends on easy communication. This rings especially true for remote workers and on-the-go employees. While tools like email can get the job done, more often than not they leave workers feeling disengaged and frustrated. The best way to boost company collaboration is by making sure you have the right tech in place. With MangoApps’ centralized collaboration space, employees anywhere in the company will have access to the tools they need to communicate, collaborate, and work together.
When it comes to effective collaboration, getting started is often the hardest part. Collaboration requires a unique mindset and skill base. To help employees practice this effectivley and keep everyone on the same page, establish a few goals for teams and the company as a whole. Your goals can be about hosting brainstorming sessions, creating weekly updates, establishing idea management, or whatever else you think will help coworkers begin to participate in a collaborative work environment.
Teams only work well when everyone has a place and knows their part, and collaborative efforts aren’t any different. Everyone should know what their job is and what is expected of them in the designated project, team, or assignment. Creating roles and responsibilities will help teams stay organized and comfortable reaching out and assisting each other.
When it comes to establishing a new system, a little extra incentive never hurts! When you see successful collaboration taking place, take the time to stop and recognize the efforts of those employees. This will uplift and encourage employees to continue in their efforts and inspire other coworkers to do the same.
Create Online Updates
Lastly, online updates are a fantastic way to encourage collaboration and enhance employee freedom all at the same time. Digital updates are stored in a centralized area where coworkers can post or read updates whenever works best for them. This allows them to tailor these updates around their existing schedule. Having time to devote to an update also means that coworkers can take their time to ask questions, provide feedback, and create a truly helpful and collaborative work environment.
Use Teams in MangoApps
MangoApps is designed for to ensure your company has a collaborative work environment. One of the fantastic resources available to our clients are designated team spaces. Team areas in MangoApps are set aside for the needs and resources of a specific team. This gives them their own unique area to post updates, access files, ask questions, and much more.
Collaboration can feel a little frustrating a first, but with a little help and some extra practice, it’s easy to see payoffs almost instantly. To learn more, check out What is Team Collaboration or contact us and schedule a demo today.