The Rise of Dynamic Teams

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

This post was written by Bryan Goode, senior director of Modern Collaboration.

“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller

Over the past several years, advances in cloud, mobile and social technologies have forever altered the nature of work. But look a little deeper, and it’s about more than just the technologies; it’s about the impact they’ve had on the flow of information. We used to go looking for it. Now it comes to us. In this age of greater transparency and discoverability, it’s clear that the open exchange of information leads to quicker decision-making and increases the pace of progress.

This deluge of information has also changed the way we interact in the workplace. Where work used to be a solitary pursuit, it’s now a communal one. Today, sharing and collaborating are strategies for getting ahead. People must be able to access, share and discover information in real time to move things forward. Having a collection of ideas and people is no longer sufficient — tapping into the collective thinking and “hive mind” model is the new approach to generating the best ideas and outcomes.

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