For many of us, the default way we collaborate with each other in the workplace is email. Yes, that tried and true, reverse chronological stream of messages that rules our lives. There are innumerable ways that email is terrible for group collaboration, primarily the fact that multiple messages between a team of people are hard to follow and track over a period of time. To solve these issues, enterprises now deploy a wide variety of collaboration software, which range in complexity from simple chat interfaces to full-fledged project management platforms that integrate with multiple parts of the business.

To better understand adoption and use of these tools, Altimeter surveyed 2,000 employees in the United States on their individual use of six types of enterprise collaboration tools in Q1 2018.

Key Findings:

  • Work adoption emulates personal adoption of technologies
  • Age isn’t a significant factor in adoption
  • While most leaders use collaboration tools, the crucial middle manager lags behind
  • Collaboration adoption rates vary significantly by industry

In addition to the findings of our survey, the full report offers actionable strategies to drive adoption of these tools among your employees.

Charlene Li

Senior Fellow