Collaboration is key to driving innovation forward. With the rise of the hybrid work model, there is also a rise in the hybrid workflow - meaning sometimes employees are engaged in focused solo work, and other times - scheduled, collaborative work.
Research shows that there are actually more meetings than there were pre-pandemic, but these hybrid meetings now are shorter and have more attendees participating in them.
This makes it more important than ever to have intentional, effective meetings - to get the most out of a meeting and create an efficient, digital collaborative workflow for hybrid teams.
Here are four ways to improve collaborative workflows:
Replace antiquated processes
Nothing slows down productivity like having to erase a physical white board, track down old fashioned markers, and hand-copy notes. What’s more, it can be difficult to consistently provide materials like these for larger groups - not to mention it can quickly get expensive and wasteful.
Replacing or supplementing these physical collaborative meeting processes with technology like T1V ThinkHub can streamline your workflow to keep your team on track for more effective collaboration - through digital whiteboarding, brainstorming tools, and presentation software - all on one interactive Canvas.
Provide tools for cross-functional teams to effectively share results
When working with different departments or with multiple organizations, it is vital to have the collaborative tools to exchange content from different programs or platforms.
Tools that support platform-agnostic wireless device sharing are often the most efficient way to ensure everyone can quickly share content regardless of the devices the work from and the software they use.
Encourage internal information sharing
A good workflow improves the speed of decision making. In order to move quickly through processes and be more productive, you’ll want to ensure everyone on your team is consistently up to speed with the latest information.
Collaborative tools like ThinkHub enhance communication, making it easier to view and update content in real-time that helps keep the conversations flowing. The ability to save ThinkHub Sessions and quickly access notes or content from previous meetings can also prevent backtracking, in turn creating better meeting persistence.
Whether working with clients remotely or in-person, it's important to keep them involved and engaged with your team. Too often, we fall into the trap of ‘one-sided’ presentations - where we take the lead, leaving clients to observe.
In order to better facilitate interactivity - which leads to higher engagement rates - collaboration technology provides effective ideation sessions with customers, giving them the space to interact with and respond to your ideas.
Collaboration solutions like ThinkHub allow users to view, move, annotate, create, and update digital content, and encourages clients to better engage with the material in front of them.
Interested in improving collaborative workflows for your organization? Schedule a demo with T1V today.
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Editor's Note: This post was originally published in September 2017 and has been updated for accuracy and relevance.
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Originally published September 14th, 2017, updated May 3rd, 2021