Think your email system is providing workers with sufficient tools to get the job done? Maybe. As new workers, especially younger and more tech-savvy individuals, enter your workforce, they are looking for a place beyond your email system to enhance their communication and productivity. They want tools that let them operate quickly and efficiently with access to a large number of people and resources. They want their professional lives to mirror the technology and resources used in their personal lives.
Adding another set of tools and resources for employees may sound challenging, but it may provide some great benefits. Employees are looking for tools that will provide social environments to allow idea sharing, project collaboration, open networking, and more. Some of the more popular providers of this environment include platforms like Jive and Yammer. This is not a difficult concept; in fact, brainstorming, on-the-fly discussions, and idea collaboration have always been around. Now there are tools to make it easier. So, why are we so slow to make the move? Today’s workforce wants real-time tools, new ideas, and results. It’s your job to help them succeed. Could using these tools make your company more efficient, productive and innovative?