In a recent survey, 73% of respondents agreed that their organization would be more successful if employees were able to work in more flexible and collaborative ways. What are you doing to facilitate #collaboration and #productivity with IT? @Microsoft365

Is your IT department the gatekeeper or the enabler of collaboration? All too often, IT falls into the trap of giving permission to use productivity tools instead of finding out what employees need to work together better, then facilitating those capabilities.

IT shouldn’t be a bottleneck for collaboration, yet it happens more often than you think. It’s easy to fall into a gatekeeper mindset, but as professionals, it’s important to remember the mission of your IT department. As an IT pro, your role should be to enable and support your fellow employees. Adopting a facilitator mindset can benefit the productivity of workers and the firm.

In this article, the author poses the important question: “Are we the gatekeeper to employees collaborating or are we enablers and champions?” and discusses the benefits of moving IT to an enabler-focused mentality.

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