For effective teamwork and maintaining a good environment within your organization, healthy internal communication is a must. No matter if you are running a digital marketing organization, a software house, or working in any industry, when it comes to team-building and enhancing work productivity, there is nothing as effective as ensuring smooth internal communication.
With the technological revolution, a variety of applications have been introduced to make communication within organization easy, without the need of visiting anyone’s desk to let them know about something important. During the team-building process, you need to make sure that everyone is on the same track as planned. Also, you feel the need of sharing the different ideas with your team as soon as you click them.
There are many applications for this purpose, a few of which as listed below:
It’s one of the favorite tools for internal business communication. Joining Slack is super-easy. Create a team and join it. Once you are started, you’ll see different channels for different modes of conversation. You can create custom groups for different topics. For direct communication, you can use private messages and private channels, sharing them with the members you want only. To avoid distraction during work, you can turn off notifications from popping up again and again.
One of the greatest and most-used applications used by organizations for internal communication is Skype. Skype is not only used by businesses, but also by individuals for getting in touch with those who live at distant places, using the audio/video call feature. Skype provides different features for internal business communication, such as file sharing, group chats, audio/video calls, conference calls and screen sharing, making the execution of tasks even easier. For a more serious touch, you can use Skype Business tool that is solely business-oriented, introduced in 2015. It offers similar features with addition of online meetings, scheduling meetings and integration with Microsoft Office apps.
Another effective internal communication application that can be used for instant chatting with clients in Microsoft Lync. Before, it was known as Microsoft Office Communicator. This application can be integrated with all tools offered by Microsoft, proving to be a great platform for teamwork. News about integration of Lync with Skype Businesses is circulating around these days. Let’s see when it happens.
This application is a perfect choice for project management as it lets you keep a complete track of your project and stay tuned to the work progress. It reminds you of your pending tasks and lets you view the previous team action. You can also assign tasks to different team members and freely move tasks. Therefore, this application is best for keeping track of what needs to be done and what has been done so far. Additional features include file sharing, labels, comments, checkboxes etc.
Yammer is an excellent internal communication tool that lets different employees to get in touch and collaborate across different locations and sectors. Top features of Yammer include single inbox, conversation space, file-sharing, context-based search, document collaboration etc. Also, it can be integrated with various Microsoft tools.
All these applications prove to be helpful when it comes to internal communication, saving time and letting the team stay updated with their project status and pending tasks. What do you think?
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