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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