Collaboration is how teams work together to achieve common goals. By mastering the skill of team play, you can solve problems quicker, learn together, and apply critical analysis to tough problems. There are tons of tools available today that allow employees to work collaboratively (like Slack, Google Docs, GoToMeeting, etc), and one of our favorites is Trello.
At 360Learning, we have a culture of daily communication, with shared visibility on what we’re all working on. Whether working remotely or in the office, 360Learners are plugged in throughout the day, and have frequent touchpoints with each other to share insights and information.
Collaboration is baked into our workflows, and it’s all run on Trello. In this post, I’m going to show you why Trello is such an awesome tool for collaboration and co-creation, and how we use it to smash our objectives. 😊
But first, let me explain a few basics. Trello is an online tool using a visual system based on Japanese Kanban: using cards to indicate the status of a project. With cards, lists, and boards, Trello maps out everything you work on and tracks it in detail.
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With Trello, anyone in your team can work together by creating and updating content and offering insight into projects.
Collaboration through co-creation
One of the best parts of collaborating with Trello is that it allows you to co-create content with your team. Every card and board can be edited by anyone on your team, at any time. This means that each employee is empowered to contribute their expertise and improve things as they see fit.
At 360Learning, co-creation helps us better delegate tasks. For example, a few weeks ago my team decided to update the template we use for content pitches.
Without Trello, this task would likely fall to the administrator or someone with particular editing rights, meaning a simple task would take longer than it needs to. Instead, because we use Trello, I was able to suggest edits to my team and ask them to contribute. My colleagues helped shape our new content template in less than an hour, and we all felt confident in the final product.