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Collaborate!

While the world diverges itself to allow individual growth and learning , group dynamics cannot be sidelined in larger scheme of things. Individual contributions must lead to productive collaboration. While the word team , itself comes largely from sports , it is always formed and meant to win games. Carrying same concept to work does not always translate into victory but should aspire to create a network effect.

Network effect helps individuals and group of individuals to do following:

  • Enables trust
  • Fosters better group dynamics
  • Helps understanding navigating workplaces

Sometimes it so feel that our group dynamics is working but still there are small sub groups tend to cluster around certain commonalities. Albeit this does not have any detrimental impact on groups outcomes , it is important that subgroups connect and bond to radiate positive energy through their actions.

Another key aspect related to effective collaboration is cultivating art of negotiation. Being able to successfully negotiate without burning bridges is a valuable professional skill.

Discipline is one more key thing to collaboration. It brings certain amount of seriousness to group dynamics and allows for a more cultured feedback loop within the group.

Efficient Collaboration

We all have come across various companies that use shared drives & managers deploying simple XL sheets to have team members update their task list. With growing mobility and dispersal of working groups across geographies , it becomes very inefficient to access most of our data across platforms and systems on daily basis.

Some obvious questions one would want to answer is…How-to….

  • Find all the information related to a specific task?
  • Increase transparency with group members
  • Effect prioritization and task tracking at minimum viable level without too much of tool hassle
  • Collaborate across dispersed locations & teams
  • How to store and share my favorite SQL query recipes across teams 🙂

I effectively manage above challenges by employing Evernote and Dropbox. Teams have share structures on Dropbox which enable seamless sharing of information across various devices and allows me to be in touch with my team members on shared documents which we are working on. Evernote allows me to maintain all notes related to common topics , SQL queries and 1×1 through shared notebook and I can find these with great features like tagging within Evernote.

If you want to be up and running in a manner that supports agile thinking , I would highly recommend using Evernote and Dropbox in tandem to help build efficient teams with improved collaboration.