Collaboration at its Finest

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Collaboration at its Finest

I came across some snippets of information about the effectiveness of collaboration. I thought I would share what I found, as it was rather interesting.

  • Collaboration is 34% less effective when done via video conference
  • Collaboration is 52% less effective when done via phone
  • Collaboration is 71% less effective when done via literally yelling across a divide
  • 97% of employees and executives believe lack of alignment within a team impacts the outcome of a task or project
  • Your staff spend an average of 74 minutes a week trying to contact customers or colleagues.
  • 24.5 hours a week are spent writing emails, searching for information, and on internal collaboration
  • Trying to find key information typically takes 67 minutes
  • Duplicating communications typically takes 39 minutes
  • 20% of the time is spent looking for internal information or tracking down colleagues for help
  • 96% of execs cite lack of collaboration or ineffective communications as the main source of workplace failures (Salesforce)
  • 59% of middle managers miss valuable information every day, simply because they can’t find it or never see it (Accenture)
  • 28 hours a week are spent writing emails, searching for information, and collaborating internally (McKinsey Report)
  • 70% of respondents, in a study by the University of Phoenix, cite being part of a dysfunctional team (Glassdoor)

How does your team stack up?

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