Special Report 2013: HR Technology

Collaboration Technology: Increasing Connectivity and Innovation

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

HR tech vendors are rolling out platforms that allow employees to collaborate more efficiently — and companies are putting them to good use.

A Suite Offering: Buy, Build and Borrow

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Many vendors have incorporated social and collaborative features into their other technology offerings for learning and performance management, succession planning and career development, pay-for-performance, and recruitment and onboarding.

Practice Makes Perfect: Does It Work?

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

As more collaboration technologies come online, companies are finding new uses for the platforms, striking down old lines of communication and bolstering the rate of interactions among different employee groups.

Survey Says: Collaboration Technologies Work

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Three-quarters of organizations employ enterprise social networking technologies, and two-thirds of employees use them, according to a May survey by Seattle-based Avanade Inc., a business technology firm.

For Collaboration, Physical Space Matters

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Collaboration technologies may not be enough to help spread the flow of information and ideas. Workspaces also should be designed to maximize commingling and encourage serendipitous collaboration.