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Collaboration tools compel organizations to become less hierarchical in how they distribute information. This open communication style allows employees more insight into what is going on and helps them feel they are part of the business. Those that don't adapt to this new way of communicating, which tends to facilitate more transparency and quicker decisions, will be left behind.

Also see: Collaboration Spending on Rise, but Execs Still Wary

Companies expend lots of effort vetting collaboration tools and yet too often end up disappointed in their performance. Technology can be a great tool for facilitating collaboration, but company culture and management initiative are still the engine that drives it, especially at the beginning. Many changes are necessary in workflow and communication style that are frequently not comfortable for employees to accept. Priming the company to adapt to these changes is a key factor in facilitating a successful collaboration initiative.

We’ve collected tips from our bloggers to create a roadmap of steps you can take to improve collaboration in your company.

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