Improving Employee Collaboration Is So Rarely About The Platform

One of the first things I learned from Nancy is collaboration can rarely be tackled in isolation.

If you want to improve collaboration, yes you probably need to get a good platform.

If you want people to use the platform, they need to be persuaded about it’s value. They have to trust the person telling them about its values. They need to want to help one another.

Unsurprisingly, people only want to trust their boss, help each other, and ultimately collaborate if they enjoy their jobs.

If you try to tackle just the platform or motivation to use the platform level, you’re probably going to struggle.

Yes, when you’re learning from Jon he doesn’t want his employees collaborating with Joan’s team because of a longer-term dispute, you can feel like you’re shaving the yak.

But it’s all connected.

If you want your employees (or customers) to collaborate more you ultimately have to find, or help, a segment feel better socially connected, more autonomous and more competent at their work.

A few weeks’ ago we invited Ron Friedman – Author of The Best Place To Work to join us for an exclusive webinar.  It was the most popular webinar we’ve done this year. I hope you like it

(if the video doesn’t show, click here).

Comments

  1. Richard Millington says:

    that video embedded really well in discourse @HAWK

    …no so well in the email though, sorry guys.

  2. Sarah Hawk says:

    Unfortunately it didn’t… I did that.

  3. Richard Millington says:

    ah, that’s really interesting. hmm…

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