Content Marketing Series: Collaboration
Collaboration, as a term, can apply to several areas of your organisation and/or processes.
Whilst there are a range of ways to collaborate, collaboration is integral to the smooth flow of productive outcomes, both internally and externally. In this insight, we are tuning in on internal collaboration.
No matter the size of your place of work, internal collaboration can be one of the biggest challenges.
There are various reasons for this. But there are also various, and often simple ways, to resolve it.
3 Simple ways to improve internal collaborations
Introducing new and even informal ways of communicating between employees and departments can make a big difference when it comes to collaborating. Establishing a solid relationship based on knowledge-sharing and respect is the best way to improve collaboration. Below we’ve suggested three ways for you to become better collaborators:
- Organise a social event outside of work or during lunch breaks.
It can be hard to socialise during hours of work with your immediate team. So socialising with additional teams can seem like an uphill battle! By taking steps to organise or attend social events outside of work, you can get to know colleague on a more personal level. Whether it’s a weekly pub quiz, or regular running club, there’s always a plethora of interests to get involved in.
- Organise a bi-weekly sharing session
Many teams are working in ‘bubbles’ with a variety of disciplines in-house. A lot of people will admittedly have no idea what other people do in their day-to-day role. By having a 30 minute sharing session bi-weekly, you can get a quick overview of roles inside your company. You can also stay up to date with any new innovations or processes.
- Remember that internal communications are a two-way street
Whilst it’s brilliant to take ownership of the internal communications, it can feel frustrating. Especially when feeling like you are not getting much uptake. Remember to get other people involved from each department. Ensure that all initiatives are two-way and to the benefit of all stakeholders.