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HR Wants Organizations More Collaborative

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, August 31, 2012
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Bangalore: A staggering 78 percent of the HR leaders globally do not believe their organizations are effective at fostering collaboration and social networking, which have become important aspects for success of any organization.

In the global scenario, making the right connections, beneficial associations, nurturing relations are crucial for any organization, but using analytics to effectively communicate in the organizations is not all that simple as it seem. When it comes to successful exchange of words, business groups lack efficiency to maintain associations, says a recent Quora Consulting Report. The Report is commissioned by Regus, in its endeavour to provide thought leadership and insight into the future of business.

Authored by Mr. John Blackwell the study reveals that 78 percent of the HR leaders do not believe their organizations are effective at fostering collaboration and social networking.

It goes on to state that yet only 21 percent have recently invested more in the tools required to promote these capabilities. Furthermore, less than 20 percent are actively applying analytics to understand the impact of their efforts. In the study commissioned by Regus, samples show that financial out-performers are 57 percent more likely than under-performers to use joint and social networking tools to enable global teams to work more effectively together. Three-quarters are poor collaborators despite the importance of tapping into insights around the globe; most executives struggle to effectively connect to their workforce.

Aiming too low with collaborative capabilities many organizations are failing to not only invest in new collaboration and communication tools but also fully utilize the knowledge-sharing resources they already possess. The respondents said they employ collaborative tactics to enhance corporate communications and learning programmes and to target and recruit external candidates. However, collaboration tools are less commonly used for strategic purposes or idea-sharing. The respondents, who regularly use these technologies, only 19 percent identify individuals with relevant knowledge, 23 percent preserve critical knowledge and 27 percent spread innovation.

The results of the study were obtained after conducting in-depth interviews and surveys among 25,000 people hired in the past two years from across all geographic regions globally. Prompting this research is the compelling need for accurate comparator data required to create workplaces that are engaging, innovative, high-performing and continually delivering the productivity and financial competitiveness to stay ahead of the fast-chasing pack.

The contributors came from all geographic regions: UK 17 percent, Americas 14 percent, Asia 12 percent, Eastern Europe inc. Russia 11 percent, India 11 percent , Germany 8 percent, France 6 percent, Africa 5 percent, Middle East 4 percent, Nordics 4 percent, Australasia 3 percent, Italy 3 percent, Iberia 3 percent. They came from a wide range of industry sectors and organizational size - from large global corporate to SMEs and start ups.

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