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Collaboration — working together on a common goal — is essential for business success. The need for effective collaboration has grown even stronger as more employees are working remotely.

“The way we work is changing rapidly,” says Chris Scalia, chief client officer of Mavenlink, the modern collaborative software platform for professional and marketing services organizations.

“In the professional services industry the demand for project-based work is requiring people to respond more quickly, more transparently among team members and with clients,” says Scalia. “Expectations are high, and collaboration is increasingly important for distributed teams to meet them.”

Virtual team

Collaboration improves project execution, increases productivity, elevates client satisfaction, and bolsters employee satisfaction and retention. But coordinating that collaboration can be challenging.

Enter Mavenlink, which aids professional services companies, services groups embedded within a software company, and marketing and digital agencies. Their software helps companies deliver work throughout the project lifecycle with resource and project management, collaboration, project accounting, and business insights to help optimize financial performance.

Companies can control assignments through task management, set workflows, communicate with teams, clients, partners, and more for efficient project management and delivery.  

“I think businesses thrive when people have the right tools,” Scalia says, explaining Mavenlink integrates with Salesforce, Slack, and other business tech. “This is especially true with distributed workforces; real-time collaboration enables team members to be productive from any location.”

The future of collaboration 

“Frankly, I think this COVID-19 crisis has accelerated remote work and that when we go back to ‘normal’ we will see a lot more remote work and distributed teams,” says Scalia.

More companies want to get collaborative in their work and are reaching out for consultations and software demonstrations.

“It’s always challenging to manage resources and projects, and, in this environment, I think it’s even more challenging to do so if you don’t have the right technology to support it,” says Scalia, who anticipates more remote work post pandemic.

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