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Maximizing Collaboration Can Fuel Innovation and Success

Posted by Tim Hoops, Strategic Marketer on May 01, 2017

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Creating a Culture of CollaborationIt was Henry Ford who said “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress and working together is success.” To win in today’s marketplace, you must create an environment of collaboration and innovation for your employees.

Creating this type of environment is essential for sustained growth and success, but it can seem easier said than done. With global workforces, remote employees, internal departments operating in silos and data and technology growing exponentially, how do you create the collaborative environment you need to get everyone moving forward together?

Look to the cloud.

Improving collaboration through Google Cloud Platform and G Suite can foster a culture of innovation and increase success at your organization in these four ways:

Employees have the tools to collaborate and communicate anytime, anywhere on any device.

According to a survey by Salesforce, 86 percent of employees and executives cite lack of collaboration or ineffective communication for workplace failures.

G Suite’s productivity tools allow employees to work together easily and seamlessly from across the room, the country or even the globe.

  • Provide real-time edits, feedback and information as a group about project plans or presentations with Google Docs or Slides.
  • Manage activities with a shared task list in Google Sheets or with a shared team in Google Calendar.
  • Hold video meetings with employees, partners, vendors or customers from around the globe with Hangouts to improve communication and reduce costs.
  • Access and share documents, presentations, reports and videos instantly, from anywhere, with Google Drive.

You are setting the foundation to become a learning organization.

Peter Senge originally defined learning organizations as “organizations where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning how to learn together.”

Organizations with the best chance to grow and succeed in the future are learning organizations because they acquire knowledge and innovate quickly enough to survive and thrive in a rapidly changing environment.

G Suite provides the tools to foster and support this free-flow of knowledge, ideas, brainstorming and continuous learning which will keep your employees engaged and innovating, leading to increased organizational growth.

Google Cloud Platform and G Suite can scale to grow seamlessly with your enterprise.

Enterprise growth and success should never be hindered by a lack of resources or infrastructure support, but that is often the case. Having a flexible cloud infrastructure like Google Cloud Platform means when your organization is ready to innovate and grow, the tools and applications you need will be ready too. Scalability is inherent in both Google Cloud Platform and G Suite, so the tools and resources you need to add new products, services or employees are plentiful as you need them.

You will be more flexible and nimble to meet the unique demands of your customers.

Rarely do you see a one-size-fits-all solution to anything. Flexibility and customization are the name of the game in today’s hyper-competitive marketplace. Google Cloud Platform and G Suite will allow you easily and securely share ideas, data, plans and designs with employees, vendors and customers. You can collaborate, get feedback and develop customized solutions for your customers at the speed of the cloud.

At Onix, we have helped businesses and organizations of all sizes harness the power of the cloud by seamlessly implementing Google Cloud Platform and G Suite. While the coming together and staying together parts are up to you, we can help you master the working together.

As the visionary Henry Ford also said, “If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own.” It would seem that if Mr. Ford were alive today, he might embrace the collaborative features provided by Google Cloud Platform and G Suite. Is your company ready?

Fill out the form below and see how we can help you create a culture and environment of collaboration and innovation to drive growth and success.

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Tim Hoops is a Strategic Marketer at Onix, helping the company build its brand, find customers and increase revenues. He has more than 10 years experience in both agency and corporate marketing, specializing in brand development, content marketing and account management.

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