Importance of collaboration in the workplace with examples

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Workplace Collaboration: Behind the success of any business, its team is very important. When people in one group help each other to achieve business goals then that mutual support process helps them to achieve their personal and business goals quickly. And they become very competitive in the market.

Collaboration between people, team, and departments is important to achieve business goals and get higher productivity in the workplace. Even when one person uses any technology to achieve his/her personal and business goal then it’s also a type of collaboration.

Without collaboration, we will not be human. Even birds, animals and various parts of nature collaborate with each other. Without the collaboration of people in a social campaign, you can’t develop societies.

A government cannot operate a nation if the people are not cooperative to the policies. And it creates a non-cooperative environment and social campaigns that can finish all government system. It happened in many countries such as when people of India cooperated with the freedom fighters and supported the non-cooperative campaign or movements against British dominations. That’s the power of collaboration and non-collaborations.

And it can be used in the business powerfully and many corporates are doing it very well without exposing the tactics.

Think, A doctor will not be able to treat the patient to get well soon if the patient is not collaborative and following the guidelines.

Similar to this, it’s same in the business and workplace.

And in this post, I will share with you the power of collaboration and how it benefits business to achieve productivity and income goals.

So, let’s get started:

1. Collaboration makes the team strong:

You can be expert in business management, planning, goal setting, and infrastructure building. But you can’t be expert in Software, Web, App Development or you don’t invest your time in that.

Now to build a new business app, you need an app developer who can build and operate the business app. So you know you need a team to run, manage and innovate in business. Your duty is to provide them financial and mental support.

Now you invited a team for a meeting. You have shared your idea and plan. Now you’re open to the suggestions and replies.

Now your digital marketers suggested you the marketing methods. App developer suggested which technology and platform do we need to use to develop the app.

So now due to collaboration and sharing ideas with each other for the development of the app, you and your team collaborate with each other.

They stand with you until the goals are achieved. And they do everything to help each other to achieve business goals. It makes new friends and relationships and builds a strong bond between people.

In the end, your team becomes stronger. Your team member doesn’t laugh on another team member due to their poor performance but encourages them to learn and try again.

Respectful communication, behaviors, and understanding of each other strengths and weakness build a strong team.

You can break the single rod of wood very easily. But you can’t break the 5 wood rods easily who are strongly jointed with each other.

So, for a strong a joint. It’s important to collaborate with your web developer, digital marketer, other team members in their difficult times as well as when they are not performing good.

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2.  Collaboration increase productivity:

Your goal is to generate sales. So, to generate sales you have to promote your business and services. You have to share the posts on social media, you have to write a new article, you have to make calls, you also have created a new landing page and have to set up a new display advertising campaign to get more traffic from search engine and higher conversion rate. And after lunch, you will go to the meeting 10km away from the office. It means today there are lots of work and it’s very important for you.

But how do you do all this?

You can do it for one day or a week. But after a week you will get exhausted and your motivation goes down and you put yourself again in depression if the results are not as you have expected.

So what is the solution? The solution is collaboration.

If your assistant collaborates with you to share social media posts then it will save your time and you can research keywords for the article.

Your assistant can create a landing page on your WordPress website. And after that, you can paste the written content.

You can set up a display advertising on Google Ads and after that, your assistant can help you to manage, monitor the success of the campaign.

So, it’s just an example, about how collaborating with each other can help to increase productivity in the workplace. It’s also possible with a remote assistant as well.

There various team management tools that you can use for collaboration and to speed up the process of execution and revenue.

The only thing that you have to be clear about is your workplace, job, and business goals. If you’re focused and clear about the works and results then your team can collaborate better with you.

And overall it will good for higher productivity and speed.

 3. It helps to attract new talent:

Think as a fresher what kind of workplace and company you want to work. Definitely you want an environment where you can do your job freely and you have the chance to contribute to the company at bigger level. And at the same time, when you got failed in something, people support and keep believing in you.

If people appreciate you for the success but left you in the failure then you have to understand that the place is not good for your career. They just are egoistic people.

So, have you got the idea?

Yes. The idea is that new talent brings new ideas to grow your business, they have more energy, bigger desire, and dreams.

But due to their beginning, they are not that much matured as you’re, so as a leader or staff member, your goal is to support the new candidates in success and also in failure.

Even a small gesture and positive expression can motivate them to do more work for you.

That’s the power of teamwork and collaboration. And when the person becomes successful with you and in your team, it will create positive winning attitude in the workplace and also outside the company that attract new talent and highly skilled people.

And in the end, it will build a culture of leadership and support. And the power of leadership and team commitments will grow your business. That’s why I think collaboration is important in business.

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 4. It builds long term work relationship:

You can’t waste your time, effort and money each month to recruit and train new people. You want to do it half-yearly or yearly as per the demand and growth. But if people are coming and going then you will not be able to focus on innovation and business expansion. So, you have to build a friendly, honest relationship with people to grow your business.

But friendliness doesn’t come from one end. It comes from both ends no matter you’re paying or not paying. People get paid for work that’s obvious, no one can work free.

But the right candidate with leadership skills, don’t work with you for longer if your communication and promises are fake.

Everyone needs security and long-term work as well as growth in income. If you do it along with your good communication and leadership skills then you will be able to retain the people more than 5 years minimum and even more.

But it’s on you, how you harness their talent in your workplace.

And this is possible if you and team members collaborate with each other to achieve the business goals.

If you want collaborative culture then it will start from you.

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 5. It helps to expand the business:

Due to the collaboration of your team members with you, they will support your decision and help to expand the business. But they will do it if you collaborate with them when they need. For example, if they need to leave or holiday due to family obligation, you allow them. When you set reasonable goals for them to achieve, they will do the work. It builds strong characters. And a team of strong characters can make an impact in the business world.

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6. It makes business management easier:

If your team members report the performance on the excel sheet or any team management app without asking them to do, then it’s a part of the collaboration.

There are various collaboration tools that you can use to manage the team effectively.

Collaboration between team members, businesses, managers, and leaders make the biggest impact on the growth of the business. It attracts more customers and stakeholders. And that’s why collaboration is important in business and workplace to get things done smartly.

At the end of this post, I will say that collaboration between people and groups and organizations can make any business successful.


Part – 2: What is Collaboration Software and how to use them in your business

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