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Looking at the structure of many modern day companies we see that capable parts do not always create a unified whole. This dilemma has a close relation to the Frankenstein monster: while constructed of strong individual pieces, he is inherently cumbersome and lethargic. Enterprise collaboration initiatives are focused on optimizing the way individuals, teams, and departments work together to increase productivity and communication to develop a more agile organization.
Ok, we could probably sit here all day spinning collaboration theory, but what is going to make others listen? How are we going to get managers and co-workers on board? While sluggish, the Frankenstein monster steadfastly stands his ground.
As the context of business changes, many companies still remain complacent with their established workflow methods. Having stable core processes is what holds most companies together but changes to the formula are required to remain cohesive as business and economic environments change.
Start by developing clear objectives for solving real problems your company is facing. Collaborating for collaboration’s sake is not enough.
Take an adaptive planning approach to meet your objectives. Analyze results as you work towards each of your objectives and make appropriate changes along the way. Capitalize on what you learn from mistakes and failures.
Praise collaborative efforts. While one person can do great things, the advantages of a team challenging and complimenting each other can produce greater results. By promoting the achievements of team efforts you will encourage others to join in.
Technologies that are emerging to assist in enterprise collaboration efforts offer dynamic tool sets for developing solutions in a real-time business environment. Strongly influenced by Web 2.0 social networking and social media, Enterprise 2.0 focuses on a horizontal playing field where communication and collaboration drive innovation.