Using cloud-based apps can open up new ways of collaborating for employees. But as companies move to the cloud, it’s common for people to stick to their old ways of doing things before using a new technology to its full potential.
For new G Suite users, one thing that may give pause is the concept of “sharing.” Whether it’s conscious or not, traditional ways of working (like desktop-based software) encourage people to keep information to themselves. For example, people can only create siloed versions of files—they cannot co-create content or share information openly across departments.
We think collaboration technology should do the opposite. It should encourage information sharing by default. For those new to G Suite, here are some common questions about sharing and tips to ease the transition.