When we think about how tech influences team cohesion, some might think about how we end up spending more and more of our time facing a screen rather than each other. However, technology is also making it much easier for the team to come together, even over barriers of great distances, which could be essential for those who want to run remote teams.
Here are a few of the ways you can use technology to improve the cohesion of your team.
Make It Easier to Stay in Touch
When it comes to traditional means of keeping in communication, do you find it easy to lose a conversation amongst a thread of emails and DMs that is seemingly endless? If so, you’re not alone. Tracking and managing conversations is just as important as having them, especially when working together as a group. As such, team communication software can help you create different groups and topics, making it easier to track conversations on the go.
Faster Resource Sharing
Aside from sharing ideas and conversations, it’s likely you’re going to have to share real resources with the other members of your team as well. In many cases, this may be digital files that you’re going to have to transfer to them. Cloud storage is making this increasingly easier, however. Now, you can store things online for other members of the team to retrieve at their convenience. They need to have the right authorization and permissions so you can make sure that your files don’t fall into the wrong hands, too.
Getting Rid of the Interruptions
You and your team all have ways you would prefer to spend your time, and the distraction of having to deal with IT that isn’t working probably isn’t going to count amongst those. As such, the big problem of wasted time in tech is often down to poor management. Instead of leaving your team to deal with malfunctions and other issues, managed IT services could free up everyone’s time. As such, they can spend more time working together rather than trying to troubleshoot their tech.
Improving Collaboration on Bigger Projects
Long-term, large-scale tasks that require a lot of hands are always going to be more difficult to manage. You need to keep a bird’s eye view on the workflow, to make sure that the work someone does help the work of someone else. Similarly, you need to keep an eye out for bottlenecks to make sure that several steps in the project aren’t held back because one person is late. Project management software is all about planning out, managing, and keeping an eye on those work projects to precisely that end. Without it, employees can easily end up butting heads instead of working together well.
Technology isn’t the solution to every issue your team might have, of course. However, it could help them come leaps and bounds when it comes to communication and collaboration. Take a closer look at how your team works and whether any of the tips above could be what they need.