Transcript of "Three Steps to Inspiring Collaboration in Your Company"
THREE STEPS TO INSPIRING
IN YOUR COMPANY
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Instagram each day 2
Tweets per day 1
While limitless distractions
…it’s essential to focus on
your company’s core values,
Here are three easy
steps to help you drive
collaboration in your
encourage inspired ideas,
and embrace forward-thinking strategies.
1. Look Within
BandAids were invented by
J&J employee Earle Dickson
for his wife, who frequently
cut herself while cooking.
Brilliance can come from
anywhere. Find the innovators
within your company.
“Ask for ideas from your employees. They have
their ﬁngers on the pulse of the marketplace.
Encourage them to contribute to the innovation
– Maria Pinelli, Americas Director for Strategic
Growth Markets, Ernst & Young LLP10
2. Collaborate Eﬀectively
Hold regular forums and dialogues and
maintain a positive atmosphere
where creativity is encouraged
and contributions are rewarded.
“Every team member is a knowledge worker in
the information age. Everybody has something
to contribute in making decisions and improving
processes, products, and services.”
– Evan Rosen, Author & Collaboration Guru
3. Use Collaboration Tools
For the best results, go beyond email.
Enable your employees to be productive
and innovative by providing real-time tools
like video and mobile collaboration.
Sidney Weinberg, CEO of
Goldman Sachs for 39 years,
started as a janitor.
Ursula Burns, Chairman & CEO
Xerox, started as an intern.
Hershey, Shell, GE, Dell, Samsung, Starbucks
and many others hold regular “open
innovation” seminars for employees
Companies with highly engaged
workers can grow revenue 2.5x
greater than those with low
93% of C-level executives agree
that cloud-based collaboration
stimulates innovation 4
Employees spend 28% of their day
with emails, more than any other
workplace activity 5
72% of email is spam 6
It takes an average of 16 mins
to refocus following an email
65% of communication
is nonverbal 8
“UC (uniﬁed communications) can create
incredible value when the organizational culture
and structure encourage team members to
engage one another, make decisions together,
and improve processes, products, and services
– Evan Rosen
Firms using collaboration software see
25% improvements in productivity 5
90% of businesses using
social technologies report
beneﬁts to their business 5
Visit Avaya’s Innovation Magazine
to learn more about how
collaboration can help your business.
1 - http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1418091/000119312513390321/d564001ds1.htm
2 – http://instagram.com/press/
3 - http://en.wordpress.com/stats/
4 - http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbespr/2013/05/20/forbes-insights-survey-reveals-cloud-collaboration-increases-business-productivity-and-advances-global-communication/
5 - http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/high_tech_telecoms_internet/the_social_economy
6 - http://www.kaspersky.com/about/news/spam/2013/Spam_in_Q2_2013_More_oﬃces_in_danger_from_targeted_plausible_fakes
7 - http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/horvitz/chi_2007_iqbal_horvitz.pdf
8 - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1494838/
9 - http://www.bain.com/publications/articles/the-chemistry-of-enthusiasm.aspx
10 - http://www.ey.com/GL/en/Services/Strategic-Growth-Markets/Igniting-innovation--how-hot-companies-fuel-growth-from-within---Successful-entrepreneurship