How to Manage Creative Collaboration Among Virtual Teams

Collaboration is a must in today’s networked business environment. But one of the hardest things to nail is communicating regularly with far flung teams. At LitLamp, one of our goals for 2013 is to master the right tools for virtual brainstorming and to divvy up project tasks.  My email boxes groan from the bloat of trying to stay on top of things. That’s got to stop.

I love the fact that the cloud offers so many possibilities for communicating as we work more collaboratively. My team is scouting tools to help us meet our 2013 goal of fluent communication in all our collaborations so that we keep up the rigor without killing the creativity. 

Here’s a handy list of collaboration tools sourced by the folks over at Simply Zesty. Anyone else got a story or reco to share?

– The Next Web has asked a number of young entrepreneurs what their favourite collaboration tools are.

 – Philip Oakley focuses on Google products and shows the seven best services for business collaboration and planning.

– Atlassian Blogs looks at collaboration and discuss the three reasons why working together is so difficult.

– If your company leans more towards design services, Creative Blog lists the ten best collaboration tools for designers.

– Michael Corkery, CEO and CFO of Delteck, write about the ways you can get employees to use social collaboration tools.

– Aaron Rudget and Venkatesh Giri write for VentureBeat where they show how different collaboration tools suit different companies.

– Fox Business presents what feels are the four best web collaboration tools out there.

– PSFK offers a number of the “best examples that supported the theme of ‘Enterprise Collaboration Tools’.”