Collaboration. Like most business buzzwords, there’s a lot packed into that one single term. For example, when we talk about collaboration, we’re often talking about teamwork, communication, or knowledge sharing — or perhaps all three! And when we talk about the tools you can use to aid collaboration, the list continues to grow: there’s email, chat software, meetings, file sharing, videoconferencing, and phone calls — just to name a few.
Every organization is going to think about collaboration differently. They will likely use different types of tools to collaborate depending on their business environment and the unique personalities and working styles of their team members. But while collaboration may not be “one-size-fits-all,” it is critical for businesses to implement collaboration tools and strategies that can significantly impact productivity, efficiency, and ultimately, business profitability.
If you are not sure what types of collaboration tools you should be using or are looking to try new tools, here are a few questions to consider:
- How are you collaborating now?
- How are your current tools helping you or your business?
- Is your team or organization large or small?
- Is your team receptive to new tools and technology?
- Does your team work in one office environment or remotely?
- What do you want new tools to do (for example, cut down on email)?
Collaboration Within Mavenlink
If your organization is already using Mavenlink or contemplating trying it, you should consider attending our next webinar on this very topic. We will be highlighting specific product features and integrations that have helped our customers collaborate better with their teams and clients, and also introduce you to a new integration that takes collaboration within Mavenlink to a whole new level.
We will cover:
- Activity Feeds – where users share insights, documents, complete tasks, and discuss and define project deliverables and milestones.
- Chrome Extension – access all your Mavenlink projects wherever you are on the web, and view project messages, post replies, and add new messages.
- Google Drive Integration and File Sharing – users can easily upload and share documents in projects, and using Google Integration, share Google Docs and define whether other users can view, comment, or edit.
- Private Posting – a newly updated feature makes Activity Feed posts private by default, allowing the focus of a client-shared project to be as distraction-free as possible.
- Pandexio Integration – a new feature that allows users to comment on shared documents using “snips,” making it simple to share specific actions needed on content.