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5 Digital Strategies to Improve Employee Communication

Communication is key. Yes, it’s a bit of a cliche phrase, but that doesn’t mean it rings any less true. In order to succeed in the business world, you’ll need to learn how to communicate. And learning how to communicate with employees means learning to adapt. It’s time to upgrade your employee communication channels to the digital age! Keep reading to find out some easy ways you can improve employee communication today.

5 Digital Strategies to Improve Employee Communication

1. Work on Your Emails

Believe it or not, email is still the preferred method of employee communication. And it really makes sense when you think about it. Emails are often concise, the subject line gives the reader an idea of what to expect, and the recipient is free to respond at their leisure. But to go above and beyond there are some ways you can strengthen your email communication. First, keep things short and to the point. The shorter the message, the more likely you are to get a response quickly. Second, only send an email when necessary. Is this about something you could just walk over to your employee and discuss? If so, just get it out of the way in a face-to-face environment. Finally, work on your email formatting. Nobody wants a giant block of text. Break things up into easy to read sections.

2. Use Office Displays For Relevant Info

If you’ve had a corporate job interview within the last 5 or so years, you’ve probably noticed an increase in digital signage. This is, frankly, a pretty cool way of practicing communication. Plenty of companies use large HD monitors or even iPads in their open areas to inform employees of info. Having an employee outing soon? Post it to the board! Is an employee having a birthday today? Make their day really special and feature them on your digital signage. Digital signage is stylish and non-obtrusive. Best of all, it’s an easy way to disseminate info to a large crowd.

3. Go Digital With Your Meetings

There’s a good chance that all of or at least most of your employees have Skype installed. Planning a meeting is hard work, and often more labor intensive than it’s worth. Skip the struggle and go straight to the web by conducting your meetings on Skype or a similar video platform. And with screen share, you can still send important charts and figures. It’s all of the benefits of a meeting without the hassle.

4. Build an Employee Forum

Some will suggest you use social media as a way to communicate with your employees. That really isn’t recommended for a variety of reasons. Employees need a place where they can get away from work, so keep their social media channels out of it. Instead, consider building an employee forum. Your team can discuss meetings, tasks, and everything pertaining to the workplace. It’s even a great way to find out what works — and doesn’t — about your company culture.

5. Communicate With Apps

There are dozens of applications that are practical for the work environment. Best of all, most of them can be downloaded for absolutely free. Slack is one of the most popular options. In fact, Slack is integrated with POPin’s fantastic system. Slack is a laid-back (but still productive) way for employees to communicate. You may also want to consider looking into Trello. You can assign tasks, set up teams, and make notes about projects, all from a mobile app.

Upgrade Your Employee Communication

Get with the times by learning how to communicate in the digital age. Your communication channels will be faster, easier, and more effective than ever. POPin is one such tool. It allows for open communication, feedback, and result measuring. Best of all? You can try it for yourself for free!