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Collaboration is the act of individuals working together to make unified decisions. When talking about team collaboration in the workplace, the definition extends to every team working together and setting processes to make choices that all team agree on for a greater purpose. Further, these are several key benefits of team collaboration in workplace, namely:
Promotes problem solving
Generally speaking, when diverse knowledge and skillsets are in the mix, it increases competence and experience, as well as problem-solving skills. Individuals with different skill sets are able to solve problems more creatively and effectively because they are able to cover blind spots.
The diverse expertise and perspectives of your team will foster innovation. When people are constantly updated with new information, it continues the momentum and creates a continuous cycle of ideation that can expedite new and creative solutions and innovations.
Connects teams to the bigger picture
Collaboration brings together people with different backgrounds that can be leveraged to identify and see the bigger picture. In addition, it enables employees to make connections between various ideas and department that break down siloes, which valuable as it lends a higher purpose for employee.
Boosts learning and skills-sharing
Collaboration enables opportunity for individuals to learn from each other, as it requires feedback and viewpoints from various team and members, that effectively connecting in cross-functional teams. Hence, it enables employee to expand their skills faster.
Increases employee satisfaction
Collaboration helps create an open environment where people feel valued and heard. Employees who are happy positively contributes to a good company culture. In addition, employees who are excited to go to work every day tend to be more accountable and are less likely to leave the company.