3 Ways to Support Mobile Collaboration on Your Team
For most companies, the end-goal (especially this time of year) is to meet or surpass revenue milestones, substantiate growth, and to continue garnering as much market share in their industry as possible. Of course, these larger goals are met by a series of tasks and achievements done throughout the year. However, in a world where people are increasingly working away from their desks, the channels used to reach a company’s biggest desired outcomes can become messy and quite frankly, a bit of a challenge.
With travel and remote employees becoming more and more frequent, what’s the best way to keep things streamlined? How can you help to strengthen the efficacy of your team’s mobile collaboration?
— Create a plan
Finding the right solution can vary depending on things like company size, industry and the complexity of your processes. Create a plan of what you want mobile collaboration to look like within your organization— the capabilities you’d like your team to have, any process details you’ll need to keep in mind, etc. Not only will this help to guide your solution research, it will put you one step closer to vetting the best tools to help bring your vision to fruition.
— Consider a platform
Of course having access to text and email while working remotely are pluses. But if you have to text, email, dig through Dropbox, sift through multiple conversations, etc., this can become a time-consuming process. Working remotely, or jumping from meeting to meeting outside of the office, makes it difficult to dig through a multitude of channels to find what you’re looking for. An all-in-one, comprehensive communication platform can help you to focus on accomplishing your goals instead of the channels that it takes to reach them. Look for one that includes the necessary tools for collaboration (think chat, file sharing, etc.) and that can offer a great mobile and desktop experience.
— Easy access to info is key
There are a myriad of apps that are built to help you to work closely and more effectively with your team. However, liked mentioned above, these are often siloed. Whether it’s having the ability to quickly find a line from a conversation you were just in the middle of, or being able to instantly find a document you need, easy access to information is imperative. In order to strengthen mobile collaboration within your team, make using platforms, programs and apps that allow you to retrieve information quickly a priority. That means having access to global search functions and being able to access document, chat and file history in a snap.
Even if you and your team are constantly away from the office, there are ways to stay in touch and to work together closely, regardless of location. By finding the perfect solution to fit your company’s processes, you can create a more efficient, effective and user-friendly experience when accomplishing your biggest desired outcomes on-the-go.