Every company, of every size, in every corner of the globe collaborates at some level. At one end of the spectrum lies tactical communication and coordination between people, teams, partners and customers. The other end of the spectrum is reserved for those who are Collaborating with a “big C” – in other words, who have established the tools, process and culture, and who have optimized their environment for Collaboration.
Those charged with enabling enterprise Collaboration – namely vendors, IT teams, and industry technologists – have all been overly successful at driving an increasing volume of interaction. As a result, many end users are most certainly collaborating more. The question is… are we collaborating better? The answer is often an emphatic “NO!” Here we summarize the SMART Technologies Collaboration Council's views on the criticality and steps towards of establishing a Collaborative culture.