Collaboration and the Power of Wow

Steve Jobs promoted it, David Bowie jumped on it, and even former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton were surprised by it. We’re talking about team collaboration, of course, and it’s one of the most powerful strategies there is when it comes to achieving personal and professional wow!

In fact, the ability to work and communicate with others – and as a team – is more important than ever. A recent McKinsey & Company study shows that improved communication and collaboration through social technologies could raise the productivity of interaction workers by 20 to 25 percent.

Aside from higher productivity (as if that’s not enough), collaboration leads to other amazing results! Think Bing Crosby and David Bowie. Intrigued?

Here are some of our favorite examples.

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Social Collaboration Tool Teambox (now Redbooth) Wins Award for Product of the Year

Everyone loves a winner and well, we here at Redbooth are no different! We were so jazzed to get the notification this week that we won a Best in Biz Awards Silver Award in the Small/Medium Size Business category for Product of the Year.

What’s even more gratifying is that the Best In Biz awards are the only independent business awards judged by members of the press and industry analysts, so a very objective bunch.

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Teambox Mobile Apps Recognized for Increasing Productivity

We’ve been nominated. The 2013 Silicon Valley Business App Awards (SVBA Awards) are coming up (November 13th) and Teambox is excited about being recognized, along with some other amazing applications, for our productivity app.

The SVBA Awards was created to recognize leading app developers. More importantly, this event is also a platform for assisting the developer community improve their innovations by highlighting new strategies and best practices.

The awards are given for both individual and collective efforts, selected by an eminent Jury comprising leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley.

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6 Examples of Web Collaborations That Are Changing the World

“Many hands make light work.” English proverb circa 1300s

The origins of this proverb are somewhat muddy, but the American Heritage Dictionary indicates it first appeared in the early 1300s.

Just think… what did working together in the 14th century look like? It was necessary for survival. To simply exist – to have food, shelter, clothing was made easier through collaboration.

What does collaboration look like now? Certainly societies continue to collaborate for survival, but we do so now in different ways and it’s not just for survival. There are far more people working together from far greater distances. The web has played a major role in changing how we work together. Wonder what’s going on now in the 21st century?

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