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If you’ve ever tried searching Google for “team collaboration tools” or “team collaboration assessment tools”, I’m sure you have already discovered that the results are varied and cover many different areas of cross-function collaboration, employee engagement, employee productivity, HR software and even employee performance management.
Our ‘Company Collaboration Health Check’ assessment tool is designed to help you gain more understanding about key aspects or your organisation, employees, culture and technology which influence your team collaboration effectiveness.
Why is cross-functional collaboration so important?
No two companies, even if they’re both startups competing in the same market, are exactly the same.
What makes companies different, what evolves their culture, what gives them competitive advantage - Is their people, and those people which make all these difference are super-charged when they can collaborate effectively with one another.
Think about all the elements in your business which positively influence collaboration among employees…
Think about all the elements in your business which negatively influence collaboration among employees…
Now think about what you would prioritize to improve these positive and negative influences…
Now think about what blockers are stopping your team collaboration effectiveness…
Now think about which team collaboration KPIs most positively effect your company’s strategic goals…
Now think about what improvements your employees would suggest to improve team collaboration and cross-functional communication…
Like the results from the Google search we first mentioned in this article, the subject of the ‘importance of team collaboration’ is almost limitless. It can be confusing to know where to start to make improvements, but making a start on improving team collaboration is now widely recognized a business critical success for startups and fast growth scaleups.
Startups, Corporations, Unicorns and Global Blue Chips are introducing cross-team collaboration tools, team effectiveness strategies and remote-first working best practices around the globe to scale their businesses more successfully, at a faster rate than ever seen before.
However findings from a recent detailed study by Harvard Business Review of 95 teams in 25 market leading organizations state that nearly 75% of cross-functional teams are dysfunctional.
The root cause lies in appropriate cross-functional communication, shared goals, cross-team collaboration best practice, team collaboration software tool usage and team collaboration analytics.
The purpose of Flowtrace cross-team collaboration health check
In the post-pandemic remote-first work environment, cross-functional collaboration is part and parcel of every business, every day.
Our quick team collaboration assessment tool focuses on helping you uncover actionable recommendations to improve cross-team collaboration, your internal meeting culture and strategic alignment.
To achieve this we look into 6 critical influencing factors:
- Your internal meeting culture and practices
- Team collaboration software tool usage
- Employee productivity
- Employee engagement
- Teamwork and communication
- Vision and strategy alignment
By taking our short team collaboration survey, you can sum up quick wins you can implement today and future ideas for better company alignment.
Benefits of improving cross-team collaboration effectiveness with Flowtrace
Companies who started their journey with Flowtrace by taking our Cross-team collaboration survey and then using our platform to gain deep team collaboration analytics have uncovered many benefits. The primary beneficial aspects our clients have given feedback on:
“A greater sense of innovation with our company culture”
“A significant and positive change in momentum”
“More scope for everybody to learn through cross-team knowledge sharing”
“Everyone feels safe ‘Challenging the norm’ through cross-team communication in our public slack channels”
“We have reduced our information silos and our teams can easily find information created by other teams”
"Now we truly understand the analytics behind how our teams collaborate and get work done, we can make continual improvements and align team collaboration KPIs to our strategic company goals more effectively"