Collaboration & The Problem With E-mail

“I’ve used Groove, Drupal, Sharepoint, Convea, and other collaborative spaces in an effort to create a place to brainstorm ideas and share information. Most often, these tools (while great in theory) don’t get results like a simple email will. For some reason, only a small percentage of people will embrace these tools…and even then, involvement in the collaborative space is usually sporadic. The article presents the notion that the problem with these collaborative tools is that a change in habits is required in order for users to experience their potential. Email we’re used to…collaborative tools we’re not.”