If Teamwork was an Olympic Sport, What Would You Need to Become a Champion?

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With the long-awaited Olympics about to begin in Japan tomorrow, athletes and sports people are gathering for the culmination of years of training and preparation. But what has a global sporting event got to do with an award-winning digital workplace solution? Teamwork, of course.

Whether you’re competing in a team sport like hockey or football, or an individual event such as athletics or gymnastics, there is a team of people in the background, coaches, physios, trainers, all working towards a common goal.

According to data from Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina, 75% of employers rate collaboration and teamwork as “very important” for business success. So if teamwork was an Olympic sport, what would you need to become a champion?

The key to successful teamwork is based around the four Cs: communication, collaboration, co-innovation and consolidation. Get these right and you’re well on your way to being a teamwork champion.

Valo’s digital workplace solutions help to create teamwork champions.

1. Communication

Effective communication is key to successful teamwork. According to Forbes, successful communication can benefit teamwork by facilitating smoother team building, greater agility, enhanced focus, efficient performance and reduced workload.

Communication can also have a significant effect on employee turnover too. According to ClearCompany, businesses with effective communication are 50 percent more likely to have lower employee turnover.

Valo Intranet is Valo’s award-winning modern, visual and social intranet. It facilitates communication by keeping employees informed through content whether it’s company news, events, or important messages. Valo Intranet increases employee engagement, and transparency and reduces reliance on email.

2. Collaboration

Defined as “the process of two or more people or organizations working together to complete a task or achieve a goal”, collaboration is fundamental to successful teamwork.

According to research by Stanford University, employees who were primed to act collaboratively stuck at their task 64 percent longer than their solitary peers, whilst also reporting higher engagement levels, lower fatigue levels and a higher success rate. What’s more, this impact persisted for several weeks.

Valo Teamwork is Valo’s collaboration and governance tool allowing employees to access all their collaboration tools from one dashboard. It helps teams stay well-organized with custom Team templates for various types of teams, projects, and collaboration needs.

3. Co-innovation

According to Dalal Haldeman, PhD, CEO of Haldeman Marketing and former SVP of Johns Hopkins Medicine, “Individual talents get magnified many times over through the collective lens of an effective team.” This is why co-innovation and co-ideation is so vital to successful teamwork.

Keeping track of ideas, especially with a distributed workforce, can be difficult, which is where Valo Ideas comes in. Valo Ideas is Valo’s ideation tool, empowering employees to collect, discuss, nurture, and manage ideas across their organization.

Valo Ideas’ useful analytics tool makes it easy for decision makers to act on the most promising, trending and liked contributions.

4. Consolidation

According to a Gallup report about improving teamwork in the workplace, “Teamwork cannot exist apart from the “something” that your team is working to accomplish.”

In reality, though, that “something” can and does change. Just ask anyone running a business at the start of the pandemic. That’s where consolidation comes in.

Sometimes you just need to take stock and by communicating, collaborating and co-innovating, decide on the most appropriate course of action.

Valo Connect is Valo’s complete digital workplace solution, consolidating Valo’s digital workplace tools, plus third party apps, under the Microsoft Teams umbrella. Valo Connect facilitates communication, collaboration and co-innovation no matter where your employees are based.

Quite simply, Valo makes your distributed teams feel like they’re together.

Fall in love with your digital workplace.

But don’t take our word for it. We worked with our Premium Partners Creospark to help Special Olympics Canada bring together their federated organization of central office staff, Chapter employees and volunteers across the country.

Find out more about their Valo journey in our Customer Story.


Does your organization have the tools it needs to become teamwork champions? Why not get in touch with the digital workplace champions at Valo Solutions?

We can’t help you win an Olympic medal but we can help you fall in love with your digital workplace.

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