2017 is just around the corner. In order to assist companies to ace communications next year, new channels are opening up.
Location is the most important, and perhaps the only factor to look for in a property, from a real estate point of view. For a business, however, the most essential tool or factor can be summed up in one word: communication.
In our regular lives, we communicate in various ways, using channels such as text, emails, speech, and even body language. Now consider the different ways in which communication can fail, in the form of a misunderstood message, losing a letter, and a disconnected Wi-Fi.
While no form of communication is flawless, we need to ensure that in our business activities, our communication is both effective and reliable. Whether it’s between departments, or across countries, communication is the key to survival. Technological advancements have allowed for businesses to have new communications platforms maintaining the professional environment while improving how we communicate.
Many user-friendly apps have been developed for casual office gossip, formal communication and to coordinate with clients. In fact, with newer developments, emails might even become obsolete.
Here are 4 smart apps that will greatly helpful in improving professional communication.
In the technological industry, where new developments occur each day, Yammer has remained relevant to the market for a while. Microsoft acquired the social network back in 2012, and added it to their Microsoft Office 365 soon after the acquisition.
Yammer has been able to provide a platform for office colleagues to cooperate office activities, as well be a social network, similar to Facebook, but in a more formal, and administered environment. It allows organizations to arrange their employees with respect to their departments, floors, or any other division. The app also helps in functions such as file sharing, and word processing functions such as notes and tracking changes.
The secret ingredient to success at Yammer is its inclusion of various communication tools and methods into application. Whether someone has a group announcement to make, instant message a colleague, send a private message, or coordinate with clients, Yammer makes all this possible.
Bitrix24 is the app for you, if you want an all in one, consolidated software, that handles your whole organization. It resolves problems such as looking for a communication application, software for HR management, and programs for managing various tasks, all in one place, along with many more features and functions. This is not just an application; it is a revolution to simplify the organization and office logistics. It species the purpose of each feature, to make communication easier for employees and management alike.
It also includes a social network, to promote communication between employees, helping them build relations, and allows for group chat and video chats. It also doubles as a cloud server, calendar, platform for managing sales, planning tasks and a calling center.
It wouldn’t be wrong to say, it’s an app that does way too much.
With the primary function of employee recognition, this app allows an employee to be appreciated by clients, peers and higher management alike. It is integrated with Yammer, providing a platform to make it easy for employees to share their accomplishments.
Other than perform this important function, Recognize also helps instill the cultural and organizational values, allowing the employees to realize the importance of creativity.
This is the app that will end the era of emailing. This is what promoters believe Slack is capable of, primarily because it has started giving email some worthy competition. The purpose behind developing this team-based application is to ensure communication is cohesive and easily accessible. It allows for conversations to be divided such that people are able to extract information relevant to them, and can move from channel to channel.
Slack has a distinct feature in the form of a search function, that allows users to easily sort through various conversations, and obtain relevant information. For instance, if you are not sure what deadline was assigned to you, a quick search may locate you to it.
What, then, sets it aside from email? Primarily, Slack is able to integrate multiple applications together, from your weather app to Skype or Twitter. Therefore, workers can discuss almost everything from the decision of going out for drinks, to discussing the online presence of the company, without actually switching platforms.
Clarity and effective communication is the secret to success for any business. We need to ensure we choose the right tools of communications, which allows you to prepare your office for improved communication and success.