Workplace Collaboration Trends
With increasing possibilities and platforms such as Slack, Teams, YouTube & Zoom bring, videos and visual collaboration is the way of the future. Read these five workplace collaboration statistics seeing how workplace collaboration trends are impacting business.
21. There are 50 million huddle rooms for video conferencing across the world.
(Source: UC Today)
An ever-growing trend, huddle rooms, already account for 8.1% of all video meetings. No wonder it’s expected that by 2022, almost 7 out of 10 video conferencing room meetings will be represented by huddle rooms.
22. By the end of 2026, the global data analytics outsourcing market is expected to accrue $20.68 billion.
(Source: Globe News Wire)
Along with our rapidly growing market grows the need for remote workers and virtual assistants.
But wait, there’s more:
With more employees working from home, employers will save as much as 78% on annual operating expenses. It’s a win-win situation.
23. Connected workplaces reduce office space with savings of up to 40% on a corporate real estate lease.
By accommodating more people in the same office space, connected workplaces reduce the overall square foot allocation of space per employee. This can save up as much as 40% on commercial property rental costs.
24. Over 60% of Generation X and Millennials would collaborate more through visual means, millennials collaboration statistics reveal.
We know how much the younger generations like to express themselves. Best of all, just think of the increased business benefits of collaborating and communicating if six out of ten do so in the way in which they’re more comfortable.
25. Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) in corporate training are predicted to total $2.8 billion by 2023.
(Source: Research and Markets)
This dramatic increase in the market worldwide shows that AR and VR have transformed the corporate training experience and will continue to do so in the next five years.
Workers have opportunities to now participate in employee simulations of real-life scenarios and have access to information in a safe environment which poses no threat or risk to them.
Before we wrap up this article, here are three handy tips on how to introduce collaboration in the workplace:
Hot desking: Assign seating to employees so they sit at the same desks, couches, or work outside the office together. This can temporarily facilitate the sharing of ideas and increase creativity while breaking down barriers.
Skills and strengths: The team can complete a skills or strengths assessment and share the results in a group setting. By making each employee aware of the others’ strengths, they can be highlighted and supported.
Create a simple workflow plan: Allocate specific tasks to specific people within clearly defined timeframes. The whole team will know what’s expected of them and can work according to achieving their respective goals.
To Sum Up
After reading this article, you can see why collaboration is so valuable in the workplace.
With that in mind, it’ll be exciting to see what workplace collaboration statistics and trends will be revealed in 2020 and beyond.
Which one of our stats did you find most surprising?
Let us know in the comments below.