Six Tips to Improve Collaboration - Slide 7

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Develop a policy that outlines what behavior is acceptable and the consequences should the policy be violated. Have employees sign to acknowledge that they've received it and read it, thereby avoiding situations later where an employee says he doesn't understand why you're disciplining him since he didn't even know there was such a policy.

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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