Every collaboration opportunity should raise a number question for the person(s) involved:
- Who should I be working with?
- What exactly do I need to collaborate on when it comes to this assignment?
- How do I prioritize what is important—a clean inbox or a quick response to a social media query ?
- Should I use the information that’s readily at hand, or keep searching?.
- Where should I store information among a variety of devices, local storage options, network shares or team sites to maximize its impact?
- How should I best tell people what I have done, and what I need help with?
Despite the many advantages of IT-enabled collaboration, the proliferation of decisions brought about by ubiquitous collaboration technology complicates the lives of workers and can hinder productivity. Now that software has provided so many rich channels to enable visibility across organizations, between individuals, and into systems and processes, what is needed is integration.
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