Amplify collective effort. Dramatically improve performance.
Every organization is looking to maximize its assets in times of tough economic conditions. It’s time to revisit a core asset that underpins all of your results – teams. Teams, and the people that make them up, are the seminal asset that drives your organization’s results. And while this may not be new news to you, what is new is that the landscape of technologies that surrounds your people and enables your teams has radically changed. These technologies are very likely impeding your team performance today – yet, if organized and harnessed, they offer the potential to dramatically improve performance.
“Teamwork remains the one sustainable competitive advantage that’s always been largely untapped” – Patrick Lencioni
A short time ago the standard technology kit for workers included a desk phone, laptop, and mobile phone. Call me. Send me an e-mail. Have a conference call. That’s it. That’s your team enablement. Over the last few years the opportunities to connect and share have exploded with social media – or rather social medias (Facebook, Twitter, Xing, Slideshare, YouTube, Google+, LinkedIn, Digg, Flickr, Pintrest, etc.) as well as the onslaught of portals (e.g. Yammer), collaboration exchanges (e.g. DropBox), screen sharing technologies (e.g. GoToMeeting and our own OpenScape Web Collaboration). We now have so many places to connect – we’re losing our connection. Just checking in once a day can take all day. These technologies offer limitless potential, but because they are so disconnected, they are actually limiting your organization’s potential – not unleashing it.
79% of workers report working as part of a virtual team frequently
43% of users feel frustrated and overwhelmed by team collaboration and communication technologies
Our vision: amplifyTEAMS
First, we need to make a change – and not just us – our industry. Communications technologies cannot be about a “port” or making a connection from one person to the next. The focus must shift entirely to the “people” and the ecosystem of technology that surrounds them. The goal is to organize networks of connections and the vast amount of information within, for a person, especially a person working within a team. Our vision has 5 pillars that you will hear much more about in the coming weeks. The pillars: Vibrant Conversations, Thought Trails, Be Seamless, Focus, and Go Beyond set the stage for a bold new direction for our industry that offers the potential to affect people, teams and the performance of every organization. amplifyTEAMS is the vision to unlock your organization’s potential.
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