Anyone following major trends in business has seen the Collaboration trend. Organizations are flattening out and moving towards a more team-oriented approach with less hierarchy and more cross-section work experiences. Businesses that have tried it have discovered that it not only helps improve employee engagement, it can also result in increased transparency and significant cost savings if it’s done right. I think it is a great movement, away from the hierarchy-based, bureaucracy-laden, creativity-killing ways businesses had been run in previous decades.
Over at TechCrunch, I found a great article taking this idea a step farther: focusing on how software has become the thing that keeps the world connected, despite borders and elections and everything else. This comes as SaaS (Software As A Service) is ascending to new heights. Check this out for your Friday reading and have a great weekend!
The New Collaboration Economy – TechCrunch
Technology is creating a new generation of companies that increasingly choose to collaborate as a coordinated ecosystem, even if they have overlapping or competitive offerings. This transparent way of doing business is transforming the way services are delivered and products are developed. Read More