Smarter collaboration with social technology

Digital collaboration reinvented.

Social technology has been available for a number of years, yet today many organisations are failing to exploit its full potential. The technology is usually not the problem. Many of us have never learned to collaborate digitally. This is also rarely part of a training on Teams, Slack, Yammer, Jive, ... These trainings are usually limited to a 'button training' where only the operation of the tool itself is taught.

How do you make the difference?

Focus on new skills, not Forget tool training. The tool should be almost invisible. Learn to converse digitally as a team or as a group. This requires a different kind of support. Give people room to get used to digital communication. They need to build confidence in this way of communicating before you see the first collaboration results. 

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Digital collaboration in a team

 

Sending team members to a tool training is comparable to teaching only ball techniques to individual football players. You won't win a match. You need a team that responds to each other. That requires team training. The same goes for digital collaboration. Team members need to become attuned to each other in order to collaborate efficiently in a digital way.

Digital networking in an organisation

 

Where you happen to meet colleagues in the office at the water cooler or you just bump into someone, you have to consciously set up digital meeting places in the digital world, also known as 'communities'.