There is so much about business that has changed over the last decade. What are the biggest gauges that we’ve seen is the inflation of cost affecting businesses and the need to scale back  without affecting their workforce too dramatically. This has led to a culture of collaboration that has popped up over the last few years. Let’s look at three ways that any business is (or should be) using collaboration nowadays.


Obviously, collaboration is the act of people working together to accomplish an organizational goal, whether that’s the timely completion of a project, deploying a service, or supporting the integrity of a product. Much of today’s business software is built with collaboration in mind. Productivity suites are one example of software that allows users to work on the same file in real time. This can really make a huge difference in efficiency and productivity of a project team or service staff, alike.

Business Communication

It’s true that you can’t have collaboration without communication and today there are many tools that a business uses that enhances the collaborative efforts of their staff. From a cloud-hosted VoIP platform that provides a lot of useful tools to share information, such as text messaging, and video conferencing; to the new “collaboration tool” that features several options for communication in one app, getting the right tools can help your business promote the communication it needs to succeed. 


When developing a business that is profitable and sustainable, decision makers have to get information from all throughout their business. The collaboration that will make operations more efficient, and result in higher outputs starts with understanding your business. For the SMB, it is a matter of piecing together this information since they don’t typically have the resources to create a business development wing of the business. Moreover, giving more people a say in the potential business decisions of your organization keeps them engaged and provides the collaborative spirit that will result in better cooperation throughout the business.

If you’re looking to improve your business through collaborative efforts, and get the collaboration technology that you need to be more successful, look no further than the IT professionals at Reciprocal Technologies. We can help you put together an operational collaboration strategy that can create the efficiency your business is looking for. Give us a call today at 317-759-3972 to learn more.