The world is advancing at a faster pace than ever before. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same of work culture in the U.S., which houses the most overworked employees in the developed world. Every year, more than $37 billion is spent on workplace meetings. Executives consider 67% of these meetings failures. The epidemic of chronic overwork and mismanagement isn’t exactly good for the bottom line of businesses either. According to research, overworked employees or employees who are not engaged by their work as less productive, healthy and creative than their rested and engaged counterparts.

Fortunately, collaborative work management platforms enable business leaders to reduce employee workloads and increase employee engagement.

The value of collaboration

Back in 2014, Stanford conducted research on the effects of collaboration in the workplace. This study found that participants who worked collaboratively were able to remain assigned to a project 64% longer than participants who were flying solo. Participants that collaborated with others also showed higher levels of engagement and success while simultaneously displaying less fatigue than their non-collaborative peers.

The fact that employee collaboration is directly correlated with employee engagement is noteworthy because businesses in the U.S. desperately need to do a better job of engaging employees. Despite research showing that engaged employees are 21% more productive on average than disengaged employees, a 2018 survey by Gallup found that only 34% of employees are engaged in their work. In other words, businesses are failing to engage their employees in their work and unlock employees’ full potential.

What are collaborative work management platforms?

Collaborative work management (CWM) platforms use the science behind collaboration to improve workplace cultures, streamline workflows and engage employees. A CWM platform allows employees to skip the pointless meetings and immediately start collaborating with one another on projects. Because CWM platforms allow employees to easily interface with one another and remain updated on the status of projects, they also eliminate dysfunctional email chains and the need for micromanagement. As a result, employees that use a CWM platform will be less overworked and more engaged with their projects.

Look to Nimbulis to increase collaboration and engagement

If you like the sound of cultivating a culture of engagement and collaboration within your business, look no further than Nimbulis. We specialize in simplifying digital work management so your teams can keep pace with the speed of today’s complex business environment. To learn more about how we can help you unlock the power of collaboration within your workplace, visit our website.