Communication is the core of every business and of business activities throughout the day. It’s how you to inspire your employees, focus them on key objectives, and help them collaborate with each other.
Great corporate communication takes planning, consistency, and the best communication tools. Tools multiply the power of your communication habits and create a shared medium in which important messages and ideas are delivered.
The following five tools help leaders to communicate more effectively with teams and team members to collaborate with each other better.
1. Google Suite
Google continuously improves its suite of communication and collaboration tools. The applications allow you and your employees to chat online, either one-on-one or in groups, work on the same documents or files at the same time, and send feedback to each other concerning specific parts of your work. The basic features are free to use, or you can pay for a professional upgrade.
Skype can make team communications more personal through video calls, screen sharing, and other collaboration features. Employees on the other side of the country or the world can still see each others’ faces while they meet and discuss projects. It can also easily be integrated with other tools, such as Outlook.
3. Mass Texting Software
Mass texting is a powerful way to get a message to several people simultaneously and to be almost certain they’ll receive it right away. Many other messaging methods only work when team members are on the Internet or when they’re signed into an app. But SMS texts don’t require apps or the Internet to be received, and many people check their texts the moment they arrive. Mass texting software is very easy to use. A good mass texting service provider can train anyone to send mass text messages within about 10 minutes.
Slack is enterprise software that helps employees collaborate in real time through online chats, both one-on-one and in groups, and file sharing. You can create public chats and invite-only chats. The features strongly emphasize collaboration on specific projects and common goals.
5. Windstream Enterprise OfficeSuite UC
Windstream’s cloud-based enterprise suite of communications software provides comprehensive conferencing capabilities, which allow team members to see each other, talk, and work on the internet together. Employees can also use it to send incoming calls both to their desk and mobile phones at the same time, as well as using their mobile phone to call out through their desk line. The suite can create a virtual voicemail that works on any device. This is a broadly useful suite of tools with many other features.
By focusing on any one of the tools above, you multiply the good habits, creativity, and drive of any effective team. Your team will be able to collaborate more quickly, more personally, and from anywhere in the world where there’s an Internet connection.
Figure out which tool would satisfy a need your team has, and try it out. Mastering it can be an exciting learning experience, while it can also make your team more productive and satisfied with their work.