I’m sure you’ve heard it many times before but I’ll repeat it for the sake of context…
Communication is key when you want people to change
But in contrast…
Communication is an area that is most frequently complained about by employees
Clearly there is a gap!
As a business communication platform, we understand that a major deterrent to IM at work is the widespread belief that it leads to increased interruptions and decreased productivity.
When used correctly, instant messaging platforms in the workplace can be an effective communication tool for employees — particularly for those with multiple international offices and dispersed workforces.
Listed below are a few reasons to support our claim.
Benefits of instant messaging at the workplace
It keeps your inbox relevant
I want to consign the annual appraisal to the history books or the corporate torture museum set up in memory of unproductive, inhumane HR practices of the last 100 years. I’ve started this conversation already, if you want to flip back to my first blog - HR leaders - Why decluttering your performance management is the best decision you can currently make.
Eko: Could you tell us about your background?
Andrew Main: I grew up in an entrepreneurial environment, serving customers and picking up on their behaviours, quickly learning that there was no food on the table without great service. I was fascinated by hospitality, and by high school, I had decided that I’d build a career in this sector.
Books, eyelids, convenience stores and even web browsers all have one thing in common... For them to function effectively they need to be open.
The same is true of the employees in any team, department or organization. Engagement (and all the good stuff that goes with it) thrives in a culture where open communication and workplace relationships are strong. In fact, today's workforce expects nothing less as they are used to posting their life stories in various public, online outlets.
Being open is having the capacity to