Three Steps to Inspiring Collaboration in Your Company

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Want to give your company's collaboration a boost? Here are three steps your company can take to help encourage innovation and teamwork. Created by Avaya, the people behind the Power of We.

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<ul><li>1.CollaborationTHREE STEPS TO INSPIRING55 MILLIONIN YOUR COMPANYnew photos on Instagram each day 2your workersbarrage 500 MILLION Tweets per day 1While limitless distractions 3.4 MILLIits essential to focus onON new Word Press posts per day 3your companys core values,Here are three easy steps to help you drive collaboration in your company.encourage inspired ideas,and embrace forward-thinking strategies.1. Look WithinBandAids were invented by J&amp;J employee Earle Dickson for his wife, who frequently cut herself while cooking.Brilliance can come from anywhere. Find the innovators within your company. Ask for ideas from your employees. They have their ngers on the pulse of the marketplace. Encourage them to contribute to the innovation dialogue. Maria Pinelli, Americas Director for Strategic Growth Markets, Ernst &amp; Young LLP102. Collaborate Eectively Hold regular forums and dialogues and maintain a positive atmosphere where creativity is encouraged and contributions are rewarded. Every team member is a knowledge worker in the information age.Everybody has something to contribute in making decisions and improving processes, products, and services. Evan Rosen, Author &amp; Collaboration Guru3. Use Collaboration Tools For the best results, go beyond email. Enable your employees to be productive and innovative by providing real-time tools like video and mobile collaboration.Sidney Weinberg, CEO of Goldman Sachs for 39 years, started as a janitor. Ursula Burns, Chairman &amp; CEO Xerox, started as an intern.Hershey, Shell, GE, Dell, Samsung, Starbucks and many others hold regular open innovation seminars for employees Companies with highly engaged workers can grow revenue 2.5x greater than those with low 9 engagement93%$$93% of C-level executives agree that cloud-based collaboration stimulates innovation 4Employees spend 28% of their day with emails, more than any other workplace activity 572% of email is spam 6It takes an average of 16 mins 7 to refocus following an email65% of communication is nonverbal 8 UC (unied communications) can create incredible value when the organizational culture and structure encourage team members to engage one another, make decisions together, and improve processes, products, and services in concert Evan RosenFirms using collaboration software see 25% improvements in productivity 590% of businesses using social technologies report benets to their business 5Visit Avayas Innovation Magazine to learn more about how collaboration can help your business. 1 - http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1418091/000119312513390321/d564001ds1.htm 2 http://instagram.com/press/ 3 - http://en.wordpress.com/stats/ 4 - http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbespr/2013/05/20/forbes-insights-survey-reveals-cloud-collaboration-increases-business-productivity-and-advances-global-communication/ 5 - http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/high_tech_telecoms_internet/the_social_economy 6 - http://www.kaspersky.com/about/news/spam/2013/Spam_in_Q2_2013_More_oces_in_danger_from_targeted_plausible_fakes 7 - http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/horvitz/chi_2007_iqbal_horvitz.pdf 8 - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1494838/ 9 - http://www.bain.com/publications/articles/the-chemistry-of-enthusiasm.aspx 10 - http://www.ey.com/GL/en/Services/Strategic-Growth-Markets/Igniting-innovation--how-hot-companies-fuel-growth-from-within---Successful-entrepreneurship</li></ul>