How to create a common vision for collaboration

How to create a common vision for collaboration

Like many companies, Softchoice has invested in a number of collaborative technologies over the years. Some for general use, others for specific tasks in dedicated lines of business. And like many companies, we’ve unfortunately accumulated a hodge-podge of different technologies that are used inconsistently across the organization.

Start with an Audit

Our IT team agreed that a common vision for collaboration across the company was critical for adoption and measuring ROI. It was also important to avoid collaboration tool fatigue. So our first step was to hold a collaboration vision workshop, which happens to also be a service we offer to clients, to answer the question “What exactly are we trying to achieve with this technology?”

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Consulting: The Secret Ingredient to CYOD Success

Consulting: The secret ingredient to CYO success

As we started to roll out a Softchoice CYOD program, we discovered there were a lot of moving parts across a lot of departments.

When we previously rolled out our BYOD  program, we didn’t have the benefit of in-house expertise to guide the design, implementation and measurement of the program.

With CYOD, which we’re piloting over the next couple of months, we’ve been able to use our internal consulting resources to walk us through the process — and we’ve learned some valuable lessons.

Typically, most organizations are reactive when it comes to BYOD and CYOD. It happens by accident and not by design, without a goal or any way of measuring results. We’ve learned that a proper consulting methodology is a critical part of the process, and just might be the secret ingredient to setting a program up for success.

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