Introducing our second series of learning bursts. This series is all about working from home and because we like an acronym we’re calling it WFH: Connect - Collaborate - Communicate (okay, the second part isn’t an acronym!).
In this series we’ll share some top tips for managers, teams and individuals to get the best out of WFH, including being productive, combating loneliness and staying connected.For more modules and topics go to our online learning page.
Collaboration is the key to innovation and don’t we just need that in these times?
And there’s an added benefit in current times too. For those forced into new WFH routines, collaboration can help combat isolation and loneliness by keeping people and teams connected, while providing purpose and focus for individuals.
Millions of people around the world are embracing platforms such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom, which have achieved more growth in the past two months than they ever could have possibly imagined.
The good news for those of us who had only just mastered the art of PowerPoint before the world turned upside down, is that these collaboration tools are easy to use. And there are plenty of helpful online guides for those just starting out on the virtual collaboration journey too.
At Laughology we’ve embraced the online world with gusto. So much so that the team have suggested replacing me (Stephanie – Founder and Head of Happiness) with an avatar and have swapped Ian from IT for a Russian chatbot called Ivanka (she has more personality and tells better jokes).
If you are just embarking on your own collaboration odyssey, or if you are finding your way through these new ways of working, we’d like to share a few things we’ve learned that will hopefully help you to get the most from this brave new world.
This week we have two cheat sheets; one to help you create the right environment for collaboration and the other to help set up peer groups within your organisation.
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