Did you know technology can solve poor communication and reduce lengthy, confusing email chains? Find out how.
Flexible working certainly isn’t new, but did you know two-thirds of European businesses still aren’t set up for success in a hybrid world?
Despite its advantages, flexible working also raises serious challenges. A lack of in-person interaction can lead to miscommunication and make you feel disconnected from the rest of the company.
If you want to avoid poor workplace communication, then technology could help you boost productivity and make you feel more connected to your teammates.
Unifying your scattered workforce
We’ve all been lost trying to find our way through a desktop full of open tabs. Workplace communication apps are incredibly popular because they help you and your colleagues work better together and improve productivity along the way. Which platform’s right for your business? We’ve put together a quickfire guide to help you decide.
To put it simply, Slack’s a messaging platform that makes it easier to instantly talk with your team – whether they’re at the next desk or across the country. Through organised conversations on dedicated channels, Slack simplifies day-to-day messaging and idea sharing. You might have one channel dedicated to a report you’re working on and another channel for friendly chatter. It’s a great choice because you can also call your colleagues directly over Slack and have virtual meetings within it too. Another feature is a Slack poll that’s useful if you need to take a vote on a company decision, or simply need help deciding where to go for dinner after work!
ProofHub lets you communicate and manage all projects in one place too, but its strengths are in its visual features. From team notes to charts; to-do lists to time tracking, ProofHub can help your team see how every step of a project maps out over time. You can also see what your colleagues are working on, and which stage of the project they’re at – so you can keep an eye on deadlines.
As with other communication apps, Microsoft Teams can also help your team stay in touch and keep organised – all in one place. What makes it different? The platform offers so much more as it’s the home of a virtual workspace for meetings, instant messaging, voice and video calling, and file sharing – all under one roof. You can even store files in the cloud and find these very files within Microsoft Teams, making them easy to find for the whole team. This could be the option for you if you’re looking for an easy way to manage your team’s workload, stay on top of tasks, and help everyone keep in touch.
As the app for phone, video, meetings, and instant messaging, ZoomPhone is the communication tool that lets you do your best work from anywhere. You can make and receive phone calls, share your work, take part in video meetings, and instantly reach your colleagues all in one place. Whether you’re in the office, at home or travelling, ZoomPhone can be downloaded on any device at the click of a button, so it’s great for helping the team stay connected. However, ZoomPhone is a pure communication app, so if you’re looking for features like file sharing, this won’t be the choice for you.
Now you’ve seen some of the options clearly laid out, it’s time to choose the path forward to make sure your team can easily communicate and interact with each other, whenever they need to, and wherever they are. Before you know it, you’ll be spending more time working together as a team and achieving your goals, together.
Want to chat through your options? Reach out to one of our V-Hub Digital Advisers for free expert guidance and knowledge on the constantly evolving range of communication tools.
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