June 2, 2014

Girl Geeks and Collaboration



With over 200 Girl Geeks swarming to the Perfortress last week for Dinner #64, we took the opportunity to look into the state of collaboration at the Girl Geeks’ organizations.

The results show that there is a growing group of women in technology who place a lot of value on collaboration and the tools that enable it. Of course, this is good news for Perforce and our suite of collaboration tools.

Here’s what we found.

Collaboration is making its way into the enterprise…

66% of respondents believe their team is collaborative or very collaborative, while 29% think their team is somewhat collaborative. 5% believe their team is not collaborative. Similar numbers applied to collaboration at the organizational level and the results didn’t vary significantly based on the number of years of experience, departments or company size.

…but there is room for growth.

While 81% of respondents told us that their organization offers collaboration software/tools, 33% believe their companies need to invest in more of the aforementioned tools. 49% also believe their organizations need to create more policies/structure/processes to foster collaboration, and 48% want their organizations to urge team members to show willingness to work together.

Who took the survey?

A whopping 57% of respondents hold engineering roles at their companies. 21% work in operations and 17% are in marketing. Most of the respondents (58%) have less than 10 years of experience, and the rest are roughly divided into those with 10 – 15 years of experience (19%) and over 15 years of experience (22%). The majority are employed by medium-size companies with 250 – 10,000 people (33%) and large companies with over 10,000 employees (24%).