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Special Section | The 4 Pillars of Collaboration - Bonus article

Now that we've analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of our 4 pillars of collaboration, we thought the best way to close this issue would be to help you answer the question: which pillar should I focus on for my organization? 🤔

Here we are! We have finished our review of the 4 most popular collaborative solutions on the market! We hope that this special section will allow you, and those who will discover it later, to better understand the functioning and the purpose of these different solutions.

However, we didn't want to leave with a sense of incompleteness! There was something missing from this file and that something is simply advice on how these tools should interact with organizations depending on their size. After all, we must not forget that these are collaborative solutions and that they only make sense once they are deployed and used in a specific context.

We would like to take a quick look at each of the 4 tools analyzed in this section and determine in which type of organization it is best to deploy them to maximize their benefits! 🔍

The Team Messaging

Let's start with team messaging! As we have seen, the biggest risk of using ChatOps is information saturation (infobesity) due to the multiplication of conversation channels created in the tool. This is a real risk, but especially for large organizations with a large number of employees.

However, in the case of small and medium-sized businesses, acquiring a team messaging system can be very useful. Smaller organizations can take advantage of the benefits of ChatOps without having to deal with the drawbacks. Easy to use, the team messaging will allow them to exchange in a fast, simple way and to show agility in their communication!

The Intranet

Introduced in the 90's, well before its peers, the popularity of the Intranet has allowed it to be deployed in a wide range of organizations, from small and medium-sized businesses to large corporations. So, in which organization is the oldest collaborative solution most effective? 🧐

The intranet is a real opportunity for medium-sized organizations: it allows to unify the communication of structures whose number of employees starts to be important and who need to have a place to find the hot information of their organization. The conclusion is the same for large companies, but in their case, it is best that the intranet be supported by an additional tool to allow employees to communicate more directly.

The most important thing in an organization is not the tool itself but the way your collaborators will use it to collaborate and communicate.

The Enterprise Social Network

Let's face it, the Enterprise Social Network can be deployed and shine in any organization, regardless of its size. The reason for this is its ability to adapt to the uses and needs of the structure that deploys it, due to its unique modularity. However, the organizations that undoubtedly benefit the most from all the advantages of Enterprise Social Network are the medium-sized and large companies.

These two types of organizations are facing a double challenge: unify their internal communication to avoid Shadow IT and information loss while offering their employees a way to optimize their professional uses.

The Enterprise Social Network responds perfectly to these challenges: its activity flow allows it to centralize important information for all employees, the group system optimizes transversal work, and the applications allow each professional to work more efficiently.

The Digital Workplace

Not much suspense about the Digital Workplace. Its advantages would make any organization dream, but that's where its main disadvantage comes in: everyone wants to afford it, but unfortunately not everyone can afford it. That's why the Digital Workplace's main target is large companies.

Large organizations have the financial and technical resources to deploy the tool and create a digital workspace on a large scale. Deploying a Digital Workplace can be a tricky task and we would advise smaller organizations to look at tools that are easier to deploy... and why not turn to the Digital Workplace when the time comes! 😉

To Conclude

This time, that' s it: our section on the 4 pillars of collaboration is officially over! We hope you enjoyed it, and especially that it helped you to see more clearly among all the options available to you in the digital world. Let's close the page with these two points:

  • First: we have shared our advice with you throughout this section, but you are of course free to deploy the tool that you feel is best suited to your organization.

  • Second: the most important thing in an organization is not the tool itself but the way your collaborators will use it to collaborate, communicate... and therefore make their organization grow!

See you soon! 👋


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