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Proven success strategies to boost team collaboration

by Casey Schmidt  |  December 11, 2019

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It’s frightening how stagnant some companies’ team collaboration methods have become. Creative output requires hyper-creative methodology. Therefore it’s important to examine your current team collaboration methods. It’s important to avoid the same mistakes your competitors make. As a result, you’ll boost success and strengthen creativity. Focus on strategies that push boundaries every day. Here are three unique team success methods.

1. Vary single and multi-user creation

It may not seem like it but individualism is extremely important during collaborative projects. Creativity flourishes in different environments, so vary work time to include some self-focused endeavors. Peer-to-peer workshops link the individual work back into the collaborative environment successfully.

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Leave room for individual work throughout a project.

Team members inevitably differ in their creative preferences, some requiring working with teammates to come up with ideas, some needing their own thoughts. Therefore it’s crucial to balance these throughout a team collaboration process. Doing so is a key to creativity.

2. Drastic change challenges teams

New perspectives drive creativity and productivity. Stale content is a common problem with team collaboration, even with a diverse, multi-department team. Interchange team members when possible from day-to-day or week-to-week. If that’s not a possibility, look for other ways – such as online collaboration – to bring about changes in the collaboration.

Alter group dynamics to keep members on their toes. Bring in different team leaders to cater to different member personality types. This also provides different angles on the project ideas. Take note of which groupings are working best so in the future those groups receive more focus. This creates alert teams throughout each project.

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Changing team dynamics keeps creativity high.

3. Push beyond team collaboration tools

There are multitudes of systems that boost team collaboration and almost all businesses use them. The only way to get an edge is to creatively enhance the tools you already use. One such way is by taking advantage of powerful integrations to further team collaboration creativity.

For example, Slack and Google Drive both help teams collaborate quickly and efficiently. They both also integrate with digital asset management (DAM) systems. Canto DAM is one such integration that has all the components businesses need to take the next step in team collaboration. Integrating with DAM allows for more connected teams sharing creative ideas and files with one another.

Too often, team collaborations are pieced together with cookie-cutter standards and ideas – and this doesn’t allow for the maximum creative output. Continually seek out new ways to challenge the status quo. It’s surprising how amazing the results are.