Many companies have teams based all over the world, working together on projects and corporate priorities across continents and time zones. Some may work out of major corporate offices, smaller satellite offices, while others may work from home. Other virtual team structures can emerge when companies work with consultants and freelancers or when they collaborate with other companies.
Remote workers and virtual teams can pose unique communication challenges. Unlike a traditional team structure where workers are co-located physically in the same office, virtual and remote workers are unable to easily share ideas and gain insights from the people around them. Some team members who are apart from the majority of the team can be forgotten and overlooked and vital information may not be shared.
Virtual teams can make employee engagement especially challenging - an important aspect in any company when it comes to productivity, profitability, morale and staff turnover. When employees aren’t all in the same place, and particularly if they are working alone, they can feel a disconnect from their workplace and can easily become disengaged.
DeskAlerts lets you send important information that cannot be missed, skipped or ignored,
no matter where your team is located in the world: all they need is a connection to the internet.
Send important information and announcements or send links to critical documents.
Use a custom screensaver to passively communicate your values, vision, goals and priorities.
When you have employees in different time zones, schedule notifications to appear at a particular time in their local time zone.
Gather instant feedback from your team, no matter where they are located, to enable you to make decisions.
Send alerts to your entire company, to specific groups of employees or even to individual users.
Keep employees in the loop with links to internal and external news stories, announcements, hints and tips and helpful facts.
When you use DeskAlerts for managing virtual teams
and virtual team communication there are many benefits including:
Employees can have a better relationship when they are working together as a unified team
Information “silos” are broken down and employees can work more efficiently together
Everyone will have access to the right information including procedures and protocols
Let your employees know what the company stands for and how they fit into the ‘big picture’
A two-way flow of information enables you to make corporate improvements and boost engagement.
Direct them to the tools that they need to succeed.
You’ll see results fast when you use DeskAlerts for managing dispersed teams., including:
We found DeskAlerts was the only choice to meet our needs as well as being affordable and flexible. After considering whether to make our own software we decided that was not a good idea and would keep us from our core business.
DeskAlerts is a great tool that will definitely improve your communication strategy to users as well as allow you to do many other functions to delivery great service to your organization in terms of enterprise-wide communications.
DeskAlerts can be customized to suit your organization’s needs. Our team of experts can help you to tailor a solution that works for your unique requirements or just to offer advice on how to implement it to start reaping the benefits in your workplace. We also offer ongoing technical support.