SharePoint Does Not Always Increase Collaboration

November 4, 2014

In the quest for greater collaboration, some organizations have an “if you build it, they will come,” mentality. But SharePoint is not a field of dreams and many organizations are finding that simply adding the infrastructure is not enough. This idea is covered in the No Jitter article, “SharePoint = Collaboration? Not Always.”

The author gives many reasons for SharePoint’s inability to create collaboration:

“For one, not all employees will mesh well in the collaborative environment. Two, you need to understand how employees work before picking a portal. And three, simply making SharePoint a place to put documents for the sake of sharing and granting user permissions doesn’t ensure that collaboration will improve.”

The moral of the story is that software can only do so much, and it only really works at its capacity when an organization does the hard work of introspection. Stephen E. Arnold has committed his life’s work to following search, including SharePoint. He has a lot of great insight on enterprise software and reports many of his finding on SharePoint end users and managers alike will benefit from keeping a close eye on his SharePoint feed, featuring the latest tips, tricks, and news.

Emily Rae Aldridge, November 4, 2014


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