Workplace Collaboration Statistics 2022

As more and more businesses offer telecommuting and remote working options for their employees, the need for workplace collaboration tools is only going to increase. According to one study, there are nearly 3.3 million full-time professionals in the United States alone who consider their home as their primary place of work. Add to this, the other benefits of collaboration tools, including better organization and delegation of tasks, improved tracking of progress and higher productivity, and it is surprising that there are still organizations that do not use online collaboration tools like Hubbion.

But if you are still not convinced if you need a collaboration service for your business, perhaps these statistics could help you decide.

Insufficient Collaboration

A survey of employees (born between 1980 to 2000) conducted by Queens University found that nearly 39% of them believe that their organization does not collaborate enough.

Three in Four employees (that’s 75%) rate teamwork and collaboration as “very important”

Social Tools For Collaboration

The Queens University survey also found that there is significant support for the use of social tools for workplace collaboration. 31% of baby boomers (1946 – 1960s), 40% of Gen X (1960s to 1980s) and 49% of millennials (1980s to 2000s) support social tools for collaboration.

Workplace Failures

Lack of effective collaboration could be killing your company. A Salesforce survey of more than 1400 corporate executives, employees and educators found that 86% of the participants believed that lack of collaboration was responsible for workplace failures.

Free Collaboration Tools

As a free online collaboration tool, Hubbion has a distinct advantage over other tools in the market. One study found that nearly 33% of teams that picked a collaboration tool did so because the service was free.

Technology For Collaboration

Collaboration has been made much more effective thanks to technology. According to an Alfresco survey of more than 753 business professionals, it was found that nearly 83% of professionals depend on technology to collaborate. 82% of the participants also felt that they would feel impacted if this technology to collaborate was lost.

Mobile Collaboration Tools

The Alfresco survey also looked into the other aspects of workplace collaboration. The report claims that only 49% of the participants claimed to use mobile devices for collaboration. However, 92% of them think it is important.

Collaboration Behavior

Other findings from the Alfresco study – 59% of the respondents experienced challenges while working on their collaboration tools. Interestingly, 71% of millennials faced challenges while just 45% of baby boomers concurred. But while millennials think chat or text is the most preferred way to collaborate, baby boomers believe that’s the least effective.

Collaboration Security Challenges

Data security doesn’t appear to be a big deal according to the Alfresco study. Only 38% of the respondents thought of it when collaborating externally. 51% of the participants didn’t have a problem using public document sharing tools for work collaboration while 16% they did not use such tools since they were not approved for use at the workplace.

Time Spent Collaborating

According to a report published by McKinsey, knowledge workers spend an average of 14% of their workweek in communicating and collaborating internally. The study also showed that improving the internal collaboration through social tools could help raise the productivity of interaction by as much as 20 to 25 percent.

Popularity Of Corporate Social Networks

If you are looking at making use of an enterprise social network for employees to engage and collaborate with, think again. The social network medium of collaboration doesn’t seem to be much popular. While 36% of surveyed companies said that collaboration tools like Hubbion, SharePoint or Jive are used by many employees and another 23% said it was used by some employees at least, the numbers are lower for enterprise social networks like Yammer and Socialcast. Around 25% of businesses said they were used by many employees while 20% felt they were used by some employees. The figures are even lower for community forums (Jive, Lithium, etc.) and employee advocacy platforms like Dynamic Signal and SocialChorus. So bottomline, collaboration tools seem to be the the most popular option.

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