Good teamwork and collaboration need the right tools und technology
Many managers and executives are faced with the challenge that employees no longer work onsite, but in distributed teams and in different locations. Even if they have the whole team onsite today’s team collaboration requires technology and tools to stay productive and to enable people to connect with each other. But many do not know which tools are available and how they can be used best.
The right conception and introduction of such tools is an important success factor for their acceptance and use. I very often experience the enthusiastic implementation of a tool such as an intranet, which is then little used and the investment did not pay off. They forget the necessary change. I see so many companies learning the hard way.
Before tools are selected and implemented, the use case and the benefits must be clear: you should answer the following questions :
- Where exactly could a new tool or technology support the business processes?
- What are the needs of employees and which features will they need for the various collaboration scenarios?
- Which problems in collaboration should the tools solve?
If this is not clarified, the introduction of new technologies will fail.
To enable employees to achieve their goals in the best possible way and to act in a self-organized manner, they need the right information and knowledge at the right time in order to be able to solve problems themselves. Getting the right knowledge and information without effort is crucial. The main challenge is to make the relevant knowledge available in the processes in a context-sensitive manner when it is needed. You should think if this by setting up your tools, intranet or digital workplace. The second challenge is to set up, build and manage strong corporate networks to get access to company wide expert knowledge.
Enterprise social networks, social collaboration and social intranets provide only the technical basis for this. It’s necessary to have a plan and roadmap for your change management.
I analyse with you which tools can support your business processes and teamwork. You get a roadmap with a proven approach. You will learn how to introduce tools properly so that they are accepted and used.