When is the Best Time to Get Started With Collaboration?


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Getting started with your future of work and collaboration initiative is typically the biggest step that an organization has to make. It’s that commitment to changing and evolving the way you are going to work from here forward. However, some of the organizations I have been speaking with recently are wondering, “when is the best time to get started?” I understand the skepticism and the temptation to put things off but in all honesty the best time is now.

Every organization typically has multiple initiatives going on that are keeping people busy. In these situations management wonders if it’s worth waiting a few months before making the investment so that people can have more time to work on this project. Have you ever heard of that saying, “life gets in the way?” Well the business version of that is “business gets in the way.” Putting off these initiatives will get you nowhere because there is always going to be something that comes up. The reality is that your organization and every other organization out there needs to get started somewhere and at sometime, and now is that time.

I had one organization get in touch with me around 9 months ago wanting to get started on something but then postponed because of “timing,” we still talk all the time and they still haven’t done anything but if they would have gotten started 9 months ago they would be much farther ahead today. If you commit to changing the way your organization is going to work then you need to commit to no excuses.

You don’t need to make giant steps on day one. Realize that this an ongoing and evolving journey that realistically doesn’t have a finite end. You can’t learn to swim unless you actually get in the water. Here are a four things you can do to get you moving in the right direction now:

As I’ve said many times, there is no such thing as a future of work initiative in an organization that doesn’t invest see where the future of work is headed. Get your head in the game and get moving.

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Jacob Morgan
I'm a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and futurist who explores what the future of work is going to look like and how to create great experiences so that employees actually want to show up to work. I've written three best-selling books which are: The Employee Experience Advantage (2017), The Future of Work (2014), and The Collaborative Organization (2012).


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