There are many ways you can improve internal communications within your organization, and one of the best ways is to embrace and harness new technology.
There’s an app for just about anything you can imagine these days, so you’d have to be living under a rock if you thought that there weren’t apps specifically designed to help improve workplace culture and communications.
These are some of the top apps on the market today for internal communication:
Slack is a messaging and collaboration system used by businesses to help teams work together on projects and share knowledge, ideas, information and files in one contained space. It provides a range of channels as well as the ability to send direct messages.
Some companies like sharing information by way of an internal company blog. BlogIn is an easy to use blog solution that can be used out of the box, enabling employees to share ideas, news, knowledge, suggestions and so on in a blog space.
This project management app can be accessed either on your phone or in a web browser and enables you to set tasks, create a schedule, upload files and documents, chat with colleagues or send messages. It is particularly useful when teams are virtual or its members are comprised of representatives from a range of organizations.
Trello is a tool that is especially useful for project management and keeping track of and remembering tasks. You can create different boards with tasks that contain tasks and assign these to team members. The cards can easily be moved around.
DeskAlerts is an internal communications software solution that allows you to send mass notification messages in the form of a pop-up alert straight to your employees’ desktops. The messages appear no matter what other tasks employees are occupied with at the time, making it a reliable method of sharing important news in a way that can’t be skipped, ignored or minimized.
Redbooth is a task tracking application that has built-in chat software, giving it the combination of being able to assign tasks while also communicating with members about those tasks. It also features HD video calls, charts, text documents, file sharing and reports.
This is a desktop and mobile app that lets employees quickly make HD video calls, participate in video conferencing and organize and conduct meetings.
Skype is a popular tool used by organizations to communicate internally through vide calls, audio calls, group chats, file sharing, group video calling and screen sharing.
Yammer is essentially a social network for your business, and can be used to share information, news and ideas with the entire organization, or just with a specific team or group. It lets employees work together across different locations.