In a recent study by Deloitte, when employees collaborate:
- They work 15% faster, on average;
- 73% of them do better work;
- 60% are innovative; and
- 56% are more satisfied.
Companies will win or lose on the strength of their innovation, and those who develop a collaborative strategy are:
- Twice as likely to outgrow their competitors; and
- More likely to improve their profit.
Preparing a company for collaborative innovation requires strategic focus on the following:
Having the right people in the company will fundamentally define the atmosphere in which innovative thought leadership can be fostered, and where the vision and goals of the business can be realized and achieved.
At the heart of any organization is its digital nervous system. It connects employees through intuitive tools across multiple devices and empowers them to share ideas. It organizes user generated content, and adds context to the unstructured nature of complex business operation. It provides visibility into real-time data allowing companies to create innovative products and services.
Open plan working spaces encourage interaction between staff. They provide a comfortable and positive working environment that nurture’s freethinking and innovation.