Workplaces are more effective when there is open, consistent communication among employees. And, not just among the employees who occupy the same department and see each other every day. Communication also needs to occur between departments in order for a business to thrive. If we know effective communication is the answer to increasing productivity, why isn’t it happening? Partly, because it’s not easy enough to achieve.
Making Collaboration Easy
Saying how great it is to collaborate across an organization, and showing facts and figures to prove it, will likely not inspire everyone to change their current processes. It’s equally important to provide the necessary tools, enabling your workforce with the collaboration technologies to keep them connected in ways that feel natural. So, what is collaboration technology? It’s technology that removes the obstacles to sharing, communicating and innovating.
Take Advantage of these Collaboration Technologies
Enabling collaboration through technology looks different depending on your industry and workplace infrastructure. Below, I’ve listed some popular collaboration technologies businesses are currently implementing.
Video conferencing allows people to “meet” face-to-face regardless of their location in the world. Video conferencing systems facilitate instant connection and simple office and mobile connectivity.
Enterprise Instant Messaging (EIM) combines the features and abilities from common instant messaging systems, such as instant connectivity and multi-platform support, with the security your business environment requires. EIM programs offer a corporate identity, an audit trail to track messaging and administrative controls to block inappropriate content.
Audio Video Rooms
Audio video rooms enable businesses and organizations to create a collaboration solution specific to their needs. From multi-function event spaces, to board rooms and courtrooms, we’ve outfitted many areas of industry with customized audio video setups.
Cisco Spark enables you to message, meet or call anyone - anywhere, anytime. It is a complete business collaboration service from the Cisco Cloud, and in the simplest terms, it's like having digital conference rooms for everyone to join and leave as needed. Cisco Spark enables organizations to collaborate globally and present without interruptions.
Business Collaboration for Your Organization
Enabling your workforce with the right collaboration tools empowers your employees to do better business. They support productivity by keeping staff in constant communication with each other. They help control costs by supporting remote workers and helping projects move at a faster pace.
Business collaboration increases employee engagement by removing the obstacles to easy, effective communication, and it lays a foundation for your organization to support innovation and growth. Learn more about how collaboration technologies can benefit your organization by speaking with a Marco Specialist.