5 collaboration benefits that will blow your mind

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 15-Jan-2018 08:00:00

If you didn’t know already, collaboration is now being taken seriously by every successful organisation.

Although some may find this hard to believe, the statistics back this up. One study has found that 75% of employers rate team work and collaboration as “very important.”

Why do they feel this way? Many will have seen the dire consequences of collaboration failing in their organisation.

However, the true reasons lie in the amazing collaboration benefits that soon become clear once they have adopted this smarter way of working.

Whether you’re working with external partners or just with colleagues within your team, in this blog post, we’re going to look at the key benefits in more detail.

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Topics: online collaboration

The clear signs of a poor manager

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 08-Jan-2018 08:00:00

During your working life, you will have worked with a number of good managers that have inspired you to achieve great things.

However, it's just as likely you will have come across bad ones. The long term repercussions of this is a decrease in employee engagement and as a result, productivity.

This great infographic by cloud communication advisor GetVoip explains 8 signs of a poor manager that you should look out for and what you can do to defeat them.

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Topics: project management

How to build better relationships with external partners

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 02-Jan-2018 14:39:45

In the modern workplace, effective collaboration and communication with external partners is essential in order to deliver good results.

But this is not always easy to achieve. There are many barriers that prevent collaborative working from taking off, which in turn leads to the breakdown of these important partnerships.

In this blog post, we’re going to provide tips on how you can build better relationships with your external partners.

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Topics: online collaboration, remote working

Use team blogging in Kahootz to connect with your stakeholders

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 18-Dec-2017 08:00:00

Team blogging has long been used by organisations worldwide to connect with their customers, stakeholders and internal employees.

In Kahootz, you can too! There are many different ways in which you can use our internal blogging functionality to achieve this.

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Topics: hints and tips

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