Collaboration: Why a Great Team is Better than a Good Individual How can collaboration impact the outcome of projects and build trust between your company and your employees? Why a Great Team is Better Than aGood Individual 97% of employees and executives agreed that the level of collaboration directly impacts the outcome of a task or project. Collaboration allows businesses to centralize information and best practices for new employees to freely test skills and results, while seasoned employees may act as a mentor. A Good Individual vs. A Great Team A good individual may be motivated but is ultimately disadvantaged by the lack of brain power. Individual work has creativity shortages and spends more time overcoming obstacles than completing quality work. Without collaboration technologies, employees spend an average of 9 hours a week searching for information. 96% of executives cite the lack of collaboration or ineffective communication for workplace failures. 70% of employees expect to perform worse in a traditional brainstorming session rather than a virtual one. Individual work has the potential to be delayed by factors including lack of accountability, shortage in creativity and inability to overcome obstacles. Collaboration allows employees to build off one another which improves the quality of ideas and makes it easier to overcome obstacles. When creativity surfaces, companies can look at challenges from a different angle and expect better outcomes. Firms using social collaboration software see productivity enhancements of an average of 12.5%. 97% of employees said they encounter great ideas throughout their day, at home, on vacation, or on the road. Collaboration technology takes advantage of these mobile bursts of creativity. The use of collaboration technologies could raise the productivity of interaction between employees by 20-25%. Work environments that utilize effective collaboration produce satisfied employees who complete their daily tasks with a positive outlook. Effective collaboration builds trust between employees and employers. When employees trust each other with new ideas the result is higher productivity, integrity and engagement. Provide a place for new ideas, mentoring and a knowledge repository with BirdDogHR Collaboration. For more information, visit our website and check out Epic Strategies or Ways to Grow Your Business . www.birddoghr.com Sources Econsultancy https://econsultancy.com/blog/10986-75-of-businesses-to-use-social-collaboration-tools-in-2013-infographic/ HBR https://hbr.org/2015/04/why-brainstorming-works-better-online McKinsey & Company https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/high-tech/our-insights/the-social-economy Wrike https://www.wrike.com/blog/the-past-present-and-future-of-remote-collaboration-where-does-your-team-stand/