The idea of an equitable society is all over the news, and with good reason. A more equitable future is one worth striving for. But each area of our lives will pose different challenges to reach equity for all. One area of work that I believe isn’t talked about enough is collaboration equity.
Collaboration and equity defined
First, let’s start by defining both terms separately. Collaboration is a word we’re all familiar with, as it’s been a hot topic with work transitioned to remote and hybrid environments. Simply put, collaboration is the act of working or producing something with someone else.
Equity, on the other hand, gets a little trickier. For the context of our discussion, equity is a synonym for justice or fairness; it’s a principle in how people should be treated. Think of it as the golden rule.
Collaboration equity is about resources and visibility
Together, the two create a phrase that centers around how we work together in a fair and equal way. Does everyone have a seat at the table? Is everyone using the same set of tools, and if so, is everyone properly trained and able to use those tools?
There are plenty more questions we could ask to make sure everyone is set up for success. It all comes down to caring about people and their success. After all, successful workers create successful companies.
Wursta: your Google Partner for a collaborative and equitable workplace
At Wursta, we believe that no other toolkit provides the most equitable path to collaboration like Google Workspace. From their improvements to Google Meet and their recent hardware releases to their easy-to-use no-code platform AppSheet, Google creates affordable, accessible products with the end-user in mind.
To see more of Google’s recent updates, click here. If you’d like to talk to someone on our team about creating an equitable collaboration toolkit for your organization, reach out. We’d love to hear from you.