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Team Collaboration: The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Collaborative Team

The working force is more digital than ever, relying on technology to host meetings, review daily numbers and work on projects with the utilization of team collaboration. When defining how you can host virtual meetings to remotely handle business, creating collaborative teams can help you optimize workflow. Collaboration provides accessibility to bring like-minded people together in order to build successful business patterns. 
 
What is collaboration?
Collaboration is defined as creating a work environment that consists of two or more parties coming together to produce content. Commonly this is seen in businesses that utilize social media to expand brand awareness. Business collaborations are also frequently used when working remotely. With the workforce taking advantage of the knowledge and skillsets of digital nomads nowadays, using collaboration teamwork can help identify problems that need to be corrected as well as provide a set place and time to discuss components of upcoming or current projects. 
 
Why is collaboration important?
When building brand or business awareness, as well as communicating with associates, it's important to collaborate in order to grow business efficiently. Group collaboration allows you to create all-inclusive settings that help increase fluid workflow. Collaboration uses the joint combination of coming together to discuss business analytics and provides seamless access to important, need-to-know information, in an environment that everyone has access to. 
 
How to create a collaborative team
If you're considering putting together a collaborative team for a project, or if you have long-term plans that include setting aside specific collaborative roles, defining the skills needed to gain a position on the team is imperative. Associates that show potential for working on collaborative projects should showcase great leadership skills alongside independence and the ability to take initiative during important workplace situations. This can include scheduling calls or virtual meetings, hosting video calls to discuss deadlines and other important factors, and having the capacity to manage. 
 
When looking to train associates to join a collaborative team, documenting how well they are with teamwork can be valuable. If an associate doesn't work well in group settings, then they may not be beneficial in group collaboration. One way to build a strong foundation for collaborative teams is by defining ground rules and establishing metrics. This can help provide a sense of easy-to-follow guidelines without setting too many limits. 
 
As you begin creating a collaborative team, try to make sure potential associates are skilled in things like:
 
  • Excel or similar programs
  • Engagement and ownership
  • Adaptability
  • Organization
Expectations should be clear and concise when it comes to team gatherings. Whether that be in person or remote, be sure that you set small expectations to create a standard. One great way to determine the level of success from your teams is by taking a few minutes at the end of each week or every other week to update goals, discuss and go over the success or failures or resources being used.
 
Host a collaborative meeting today with BlueJeans
Are you ready to put your group collaboration to the test? BlueJeans offers premium video conferencing for all of your business needs. By transforming the way you virtually connect you can streamline collaboration across the team. 
 
All attendees have to do is connect using their invite and password to join each meeting. Smart Meetings allow you to boost media engagement, highlight key components as you work, and share meeting highlights. Contact us today if you have any questions.