As our world grows smaller, technology grows larger to bring us closer together. In the business world, one of the most expensive assets are good employees. It takes time (and money) to interview, hire, train, and get new employees up to speed in order to ramp up productivity. No business owner likes to lose good people. They are essential part of your business, especially those who fit your business culture. If you have high turnover due to poor collaboration or frequent misunderstandings, you may actually be doing way more harm to your business than you realize.
Working Remotely Through Collaboration
Nowadays, people are not bound to a specific location in order to be a good team member or provide services that normally required onsite support in the past. The invention of the internet has brought collaboration to a whole new level. Employees can now look at and edit a document together remotely and comment, chat, or simply get on a call and discuss ad hoc.
With improved collaboration amongst teams, businesses have been able to provide faster responses to clients, tackle issues in real-time, and grow their business footprint. Because of improved collaboration in the work place, they’re also able to give employees a better work-life balance by allowing them to work remotely.
More Benefits of Collaboration
It doesn’t matter if you are in the same office or across the world, businesses are now able to collaborate in real-time in order to accomplish more, faster. With improved collaboration, you can also share sensitive information with clients securely as well as grant them access to different departments, teams, folders, or individuals.
Improved collaboration between teams and clients reduces your chances of having a miscommunication leading to dissatisfaction. Less dissatisfaction leads to better employee retention, saving you the money and time spent training new hires.