3 team collaboration mistakes you can’t afford to make
Think of designing a team collaboration system like using a pottery wheel. Sure, you can toss a lump of clay onto the wheel, speed through the process, and end up with something resembling a vase. But look closely and you’ll find imperfections. You’ll notice cracks that let water leak out. The cracks and the leaking water will weaken the vase. One day you have what looks like a fully functional vase, and the next you have the pieces of a poorly-designed receptacle in your hands (and probably on your floor).
If you try to hastily assemble a system for team collaboration, you’ll likely make common mistakes. And when those mistakes start to show, it’ll be a lot more expensive to fix than a failed pottery experiment.
Take a look at these common team collaboration mistakes and learn how to avoid them so you can build a stronger, more collaborative workplace.
Solution: Create a living knowledge base
When you create a single source of truth, you prevent team members from referencing outdated information or doing parallel work. Centralized knowledge keeps the entire team aligned, which is particularly important now — 97% of employees that went remote in 2020 want to work remotely at least part of the time going forward. Whether your team is fully remote, hybrid, or all in-office, team collaboration is easier with a single source of truth.
Cut back on context switching and tool hopping by making Confluence the intersection for all collaboration and knowledge sharing. Create spaces that encompass multiple teams and projects and use pages to keep notes organized. When everything is in one shared place, there’s no need to dig through file folders, search inboxes, or send DMs to find information.
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