Rome wasn’t built by one man, it was built by a team working together. While building Rome took hundreds of years and a lot of messengers running about, modern teams are lucky to have a lot of great software at their disposal. In fact, there’s almost too much good software. How do you pick the right tools for you and your small business? Well, we’re here to help.
Why Use Online Collaborative Software?
Very little work is truly done by one person alone. I write this article and then, when I’m done, I submit it to my editor, Sean, through Tuts+’s custom content management system (CMS). He then looks over everything in the CMS and, if needed, makes some changes. It’s then pushed live. My name is on the article, but it’s still a collaboration between me and Sean.
Even before I write the article, we have to work out what I’m going to write about. It’s not just coming up with a topic; we need to nail down the specific angle I’m going to take, areas I need to cover, and so on. As you can see, even an article “written” by one person, takes a lot of collaborative work. In most other fields, it’s similar.
In the 90s, there was a lot more printed documents and handwritten notes used, but the concept was the same: people worked together. The problem was that printing documents out and marking them up by hand was a miserable way to work.
Whatever you’re doing with your team or small business, the odds are there’s going to be some collaboration at some point. You could go with the old print and pen method if you work in personal, or some digital equivalent,Continue Reading