Over the past five years, we've seen a definite shift in how organizations implement workplace tools. In the past, when a department or team wanted new software, the CIO and IT department would recommended solutions and finalize all purchasing decisions. With the introduction of the cloud, procuring and acquiring new workplace tools has become easier than ever.

 

Now, any team – or even a single employee – can hop online and purchase a tool with a credit card!

 

While their intentions are usually to enhance workflow, productivity or collaboration, this often results in more silos within organizations. Ironically, many communication and collaboration tools don’t integrate seamlessly with others, so finding content or experts often becomes both difficult and time consuming.

 

Business or IT leaders who are concerned their employees use too many different, fragmented tools should evaluate their internal tech landscape and look for opportunities to improve the flow of information.

 

Within this article, I look at three reasons why you should work to declutter your workplace today as well as some pertinent advice on how to fine-tune and get the most out of what you have.

 

Read the full article and let me know what you think.