What are the key aspects of good collaboration?

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 11-Dec-2017 11:32:00

Collaboration is fast becoming the difference between success and failure in the workplace.

The statistics appear to back this up. 86% of respondents of one survey blame a lack of collaboration or ineffective communication for workplace failure.

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Topics: online collaboration

The best (and worst) communication methods in project management

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 04-Dec-2017 08:00:00

Poor communication is a big problem for organisations. A survey of 400 companies with 100,000 employees each cited an average loss per company of £47.31 million per year because of inadequate communication too and between employees.

That’s even before you discuss communication with your external partners. Using the wrong methods with them could mean that any collaboration is unlikely to succeed.

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Topics: project management, online collaboration

Increase team participation with Kahootz's online discussion forums

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 27-Nov-2017 08:00:00

Creating a thriving online community is a great way to engage your stakeholders and encourage discussion around a variety of topics.

In Kahootz it is possible to achieve this by creating online discussion forums.

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Topics: hints and tips

Do you have any of these collaborative leadership skills?

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 20-Nov-2017 08:00:00

Traditional ways of working are fast becoming a thing of the past. Not only is there the rise of the digital workplace, but traditional leaders are also being left behind.

People now prefer more collaborative ways of working, rather than just being told what to do in an authoritarian manner.

To help illustrate this point, Virgin has put together an infographic that compares collaborative leadership skills, to traditional ones. What type of leader are you?

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Topics: workplace innovation

To be a good project manager you must use collaboration software

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 13-Nov-2017 08:00:00

As a project manager, you have a lot to deal with on a daily basis. From planning and defining scope to budgeting and risk analysis, it can seem a bit overwhelming at times!

But don’t worry, help is at hand! Using online collaboration software can help you in many ways and ultimately could prove to be the difference between your project ending in failure or not.

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Topics: project management, online collaboration

Why your next external collaboration is doomed to fail

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 06-Nov-2017 08:00:00

Every day it is a given that you will work with a large number of internal and external stakeholders.

The tools that you use make all the difference. For working with internal colleagues, you may well use an intranet which will help you to improve collaboration in your team and organisation.

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Topics: business file sharing, online collaboration

Get key data insights using these reporting features in Kahootz

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 30-Oct-2017 08:00:00

As I'm sure that you're aware, Kahootz can be used to capture data and feedback using surveys, databases and much more. 

With so much interesting and varied data available to collect within your site, wouldn't it be great if there was an easy way for you to analyse and visualise it?

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Topics: hints and tips

The benefits of online forums that you need to know

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 23-Oct-2017 08:00:00

From early incarnations including BBS and Usenet, online forums have come a long way.

Even now, they are still hugely popular. A 2015 survey by Pew Research Centre found that 15% of all internet users read or comment on discussion forums.

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Topics: collaboration tools, online collaboration

The main barriers to collaborative working taking off in your organisation

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 16-Oct-2017 08:00:00

Failing to collaborate is becoming a big problem for organisations.

The results of a survey by Salesforce suggest that 86% of the participants believe that lack of collaboration was responsible for workplace failures.

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Topics: collaboration tools, online collaboration

Kahootz awarded Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 12-Oct-2017 09:59:15

Leading cloud collaboration service Kahootz, is pleased to announce that they have received the UK Government backed Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation.

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Topics: news, security in the cloud