Collaboration is in. From offices with open floor plans to new apps that promise to reinvent messaging and collaboration, companies find it buzz-worthy and attractive to the bottom line when their teams work better together.
Need proof? Messaging app Slack has a $3.8-billion valuation. In January, collaboration app Trello was sold for $425 million to software company Atlassian. Tech heavyweight Amazon in February dropped Chime, a Skype and GoToMeeting competitor, seeing a potential profit center in the already crowded collaboration market.