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How to Collaborate Effectively with Your Team

By January 21, 2013March 6th, 2023Technology News

Does your team work well together? Sometimes there are glitches and hitches than come with working with other people, especially if the team is spread across the country. However, due to technological advances, there has come an excellent opportunity to change and fix those issues and become a smoother, organized team. Here are a few ways to nurture that teamwork, even when you may be doing it from afar.

Use Proper Collaboration Tools

It’s always a good idea to use multiple tools to help your team collaborate in a seamless way. However, if you have several tools that just don’t work with one another, it can be difficult to use them all to their fullest benefit. They can also confuse your team and make it difficult to work together. For example, if two of your solutions both sync content with Facebook, your employees may not know which one to use on a consistent basis.

Work and Play More

Don’t be afraid to let your team step away from their computers sometimes. If face-to-face meetings aren’t possible, at least have a Skype meeting once or twice a week to make sure everyone is on the same page. These meetings should include formal discussions, but a little bit of fun should be in the cards as well. Unwind, play a game, and share ideas so your team can bond and find a way to work together more cohesively.

Don’t Be Afraid to Communicate

Your culture at your workplace should encourage your entire office to talk to one another about the good at the bad. This is one of the most important adjustments you need to make when it comes to having a stable team that works well together, despite any differences there may be.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.