Fluid (?) Collaboration Seeking collaboration technology that pulls its own weight
Three-quarters of enterprise employees collaborate across time zones or geographies monthly; a quarter of them do so daily. Given the realities of global workforces, carbon-reduction efforts, and the drive for greater productivity, no one expects these numbers to go anywhere but up. Still, the basic technologies that underpin day-to-day collaboration (such as email) have changed only incrementally in the past decade. Where will the new capabilities come from to equip a more productive, more effective workforce?
There will be three sources of power to help push the rock up the hill:
By supplementing the core messaging suite with collaboration systems based around the principles of publishing and aggregation. A fast-evolving array of tools for social chatter, wiki writing, tagging, rating and voting will provide enterprises with ways to tap human capital, increase peripheral awareness and sustain engagement.
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