Culture & Competency

How Collaborative Tools Can Lead to Organisational Efficiency

On The Smarter Office, I posted on how collaborative tools can lead to organisational efficiency:

Given the current economic climate across Europe and the United States, and by implication the other regions around the world, a heightened focus on efficiency is natural. Financial resources are scarce and spending is closely watched. There are various ways that collaborative tools can help on the efficiency front. Meetings that previous required travel and related expenses can be replaced with web conferences. Organisations can tap the expertise of particular people without having to have them on the team full-time, or specify that they live in a certain city. The time spent working on documents and other joint deliverables can be reduced through co-authoring technologies. Instead of sending documents around by email for review and input, there’s just a single copy and everyone’s comments are open for everyone to see. Variation in the way questions are answered can be reduced, by capturing what people are saying in a wiki and moving towards consistency in responses.

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