Microsoft details primary principles of maintaining and creating a collaborative environment

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According to the company’s Windows Devices blog, Microsoft believes there are three main areas of maintaining and creating a collaborative environment in the workplace. Microsoft outlines the main points that are paramount to what it calls “the collaboration coefficient.”

In the video below, Microsoft shows how companies can create and maintain a healthy, collaborative environment by using Surface products but focusing mainly on the Surface Hub.

A big corporation, especially one as big as Microsoft, relies on these three rules to foster a collaborative environment for content creation:

  1. Building a collaborative culture grounded in a growth mindset that celebrates individuals and rewards group outcomes.
  2. Deploying a simple, knowable technology toolkit, leveraging the convergence of recent digital advancements.
  3. Designing intelligent, connected environments that encourage engagement and reduce collaborative friction while offering employees choices.

To figure out how to create and maintain a collaborative environment, Microsoft tapped Forrester Consulting for answers. Forrester found some interesting insights and offered Microsoft some recommendations for maintaining the office environment they needed to be successful in content creation. Here are Forrester’s recommendations:

  • Have an open dialogue with information workers about their work environment.
  • Create a cross-functional group to explore collaborative computing solutions.
  • Explore new types of collaboration spaces.
  • Unify in-room and remote collaboration experiences.
  • Engage in proof-of-concept pilots.
  • Roll out an integrated solution to the wider organization.

Microsoft used Forrester’s recommendations to find ways they could transfer the creative content creation experience at the company and transferred that experience to other companies through the use of the Surface Hub.