Deloitte reported that 52% of companies that focus on collaboration as a priority surpassed their competitors, while only 20% of businesses without a team-focused strategy were able to do so. Aside from topping their competition, Deloitte found “businesses that consider collaboration an important component of their overall business strategy were 4 times more likely to see growth in their bottom line.”
Technology has been a key aspect of elevating team collaboration and improvement in the workplace. With so many task and project management solutions on the market, teams have learned to assign tasks and track results through various platforms, increasing a sense of accountability; however, the gap in these technologies resides in the area of lessons learned - are team members learning from each other? Are they seeing each other as a cohesive unit that drives results and, ultimately, success, together?
Mentorship and “lessons learned” at the moment of need are crucial components to the learning and collaboration process that can make a long lasting impact on performance, happiness, and job fulfillment. In a recent report by Springtide Research Institute based on a poll of 6,900 Generation Z individuals, 38% said they lack a real mentor and don’t have someone in their life that demonstrates positive actions for success in life, let alone success in business. And 82% said they would like to work with a supervisor that provides guidance and cares for them.
Collaborative real-time learning platforms provide managers and team members alike with insights into their performance, so everyone has access to the wisdom of their peers. Guidance and lessons are provided from the team members, making each team member a mentor and a valuable asset that could help the team learn collectively.
The goal of collaborative real-time learning platforms is to empower teams with the human aspect of lessons learned that only experienced team members can offer. But how can this be implemented at scale across the entire organization? Powered by AI, collaborative learning platforms can automate the learning cycle across the entire company. They do this by triggering team members to capture lessons learned following critical activities, then share the most relevant learnings with colleagues when those lessons are most needed - for instance prior to a meeting or at the beginning of a new project.
By integrating with Outlook, G-Suite, Salesforce, Jira, and other productivity systems, collaborative learning solutions deliver valuable wisdom as an integral and seamless part of the team’s work process—improving collaboration, and ultimately performance and success.
Ofir Paldi, CEO of Shamaym