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

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

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

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

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

5 reasons why collaboration fails – and how you can avoid it

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 21-Aug-2017 08:00:00

If you didn’t know already, successful collaboration in the workplace is important to organisations.

This makes sense, considering a typical worker spends 65% of their workday collaborating and communicating with other people.

But like most things in life, this doesn’t always run smoothly. There are a number of reasons why collaboration fails in an organisation. In this blog post, we will reveal some of the more common problems and more importantly, how they can be solved.

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Topics: online collaboration, Employee engagement

Create a project calendar in Kahootz

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 07-Aug-2017 08:00:00

In this week's blog post, you will learn how you can create a project calendar within Kahootz to help you and your team keep track of events, tasks and much more.

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Topics: collaboration tools, online collaboration, hints and tips