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?

Join us for our ‘Collaboration Can Be Dangerous’ webinar on Tuesday, April 4th. Opening the floodgates to information sharing may have unintended consequences. This webinar examines secure collaboration, and discusses ways to overcome potential security breaches.