When you collaborate in the office, you can increase productivity, reduce stress, and decrease employee turnover. Check out these 10 stats that show the power of collaboration.
By the Offsyte Team, March 4, 2022
Does your staff collaborate as much as you think in your office? Collaboration and teamwork are vital skills in every workplace. Research shows staff that work well together are more productive, less stressed, and have higher workplace happiness.
Take a look at these 10 statistics that show the power of collaboration in the office:
Employees don’t work individually anymore; they collaborate in the office the majority of the time. Research also shows that people are on twice as many teams as they once were. Bottom line: Employees are expected to work together.
Source: Queens University of Charlotte
Anyone looking to climb the corporate ladder must be able to work with different people who have varying opinions and approaches. Teamwork skills are one of three key qualities that managers look for to fill supervisory roles. What are those other promotion-worthy qualities? The ability to prioritize work, a positive attitude, and… you guessed it… teamwork.
Okay, so what’s an engaged staff member? It’s someone who believes in your product, enjoys their job, and works well with their team. An engaged staff means customers are happier and revenue grows faster; both are goals every CEO wants to improve. So how do you drive engagement? Be transparent, be kind, and connect with your team.
When employees work together and collaborate it creates the kind of work environment that retains employees. Due to COVID, many workplaces are dealing with record turnover, so it’s more important than ever to create a collaborative work culture that encourages employees to not only stay, but do their best for the company.
Here’s yet another statistics that draws a connection between collaboration and turnover. When teams are connected and engaged, they aren’t thinking about finding another job.
Almost 100% of employees want to work in an office where truth and transparency are a priority, but many companies are falling short. The goal to collaborate in the office must come from the top down. Senior executives must set the tone, build confidence, and encourage everyone - at every level - to work together.
When employees are engaged and working together, they make the company more productive. In a competitive world, that’s not a statistic that executives can overlook.
When you work with a team, you don’t want to let anyone down. As a result, employees tend to problem-solve and stick with a task to get it right. The result isn’t just a better presentation, product, or process, the result is fuel for efficiency and employee satisfaction.
Despite a push for more collaboration in the workplace, research shows managers aren’t engaged in day-to-day activities. If managers aren’t setting an example, it’s hard for others to follow suit. Offices that feel disconnected can consider a team building event, like Listening and Leadership, to strengthen relationships and enhance collaboration on every level.
To collaborate in the office, you need more than a conference room and scheduled brainstorming sessions, you need tech. From Google Drive to share files to project management software like Monday.com, technology aides collaboration.
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