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Title: How to Improve Communication and Collaboration in the Workplace


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In today's world, technology is thriving.
Consequently, very few companies house
their employees all in one place. This makes
communication collaboration among all the team
members challenging regardless of their location.
However, collaboration and communication are
extremely critical when it comes to the success
of the business because it sows the seed of
innovation.
W hy Is Collaboration And Communication in the W
orkplace So Important?
Communication in the workplace is critical. For
instance, it facilitates the flow of ideas within
an organization. An employee in one workplace can
share a new administrative system with an
employee from another workplace. Communication is
also vital because it helps in building the team
as a cohesive unit. Employees will understand
each other, so that they can do more for the
organization and its stakeholders. You should
note that employees communicate so that they can
collaborate on various projects. Without
collaboration, the organization falls into
disarray. That means collaboration is the glue
that holds the organization together. Individual
team members collaborate on the tasks assigned
to them, departments collaborate when it comes to
achieving organizational objectives, and the
company collaborates with its stakeholders when
addressing pertinent issues in the industry.
How to Improve Communication And Collaboration
in the W orkplace?
  • Encourage Social Interaction
  • One big obstacle to business collaboration is
    that teams are usually made up of employees who
    do not necessarily work together regularly.
    Collaboration can be quite hard when employees
    do not know each other. As a company, you should
    create ways that encourage interaction among
    each other. A company hosts event will be a great
    idea to get employees to warm to each other.
    When the time comes to work together, the

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  • collaboration will be easy. You can also
    encourage team-building games that will teach
  • employees' problem-solving skills, trusting their
    judgment and communication skills.
  • Use a Team Collaboration Software
  • One of the best ways you can improve
    communication and collaboration in the workplace
    is by using a team collaboration software. While
    collaboration in person can be ideal, it is not
    always possible for team members to be at the
    same place at the same time. Some of them could
    be traveling, working in a different office or
    even on a different floor. The software will
    help content sharing through documents, videos,
    and videoconferencing.
  • This software will bring employees from different
    departments or different locations together in a
    way that will otherwise be impossible.
  • One of the best software you can use for team
    collaboration is ezTalks Cloud Meeting. It is a
    cloud-based video conferencing software and it
    offers your employees one single platform that
    will make professional communication and team
    collaboration online
  • easy. Hosting an online meeting for communication
    collaboration with this software will be
    relatively easy because once you send a meeting
    invitation, your employees will join you in no
    time.
  • Key features
  • Allow for collaboration for up to 100
    participants for free, and up to 500 participants
    with

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  • Paid plan.
  • Super HD video and audio quality for face-to-face
    enterprise communication and collaboration
  • Bulit-in online whiteboard tool
  • Real-time group and private chat
  • Supports Windows, Mac, iOS and Android-based
    devices
  • Screen sharing and annotation
  • Record online meetings and playback
  • Inspire From the Top
  • The company leaders and managers should lead the
    rest of their employees. For instance, instead
    of just sending mass emails, a manager can decide
    to use communicating software. This will open up
    new communication lines and inspire the
    employees to follow in those footsteps.
  • Streamle Goals
  • Lack of company goals is one of the reasons for
    employee retention. Employees might also leave a
    company if the goal or picture is not clear.
    However, when you break down the communication
    barriers, employees are likely to reach out with
    some valuable suggestions as well as feedback on
    what they feel about those goals and they will
    work even hard to accomplish their role in the
    end game. In the process, they will have to
    communicate with each other as they work toward
    the accomplishment of those goals.
  • Allow Privacy
  • Public open spaces with shared desks and no door
    are great. However, they can stump creativity
    and innovation. You should have some private
    huddle rooms where teams can meet and brainstorm
    together without any distractions of the fear of
    being too loud.

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Moreover, there will be more energy. Finally,
there is a greater likelihood that the employees
will achieve their obligations and come up with
great ideas.
Conclusion
In addition to all these tips for effective
communication and collaboration, you need to make
collaboration information readily available. It
will not be easy for employees to collaborate if
the information they need in order to contribute
is not available. You can use cloud-based
software where you can put all your files
together where it will be accessible to
everyone. Use technology to make communication
and collaboration easy for everyone in the
workplace. https//www.eztalks.com/unified-commun
ications/communication-and-collaboration.html
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