Communication in your business is becoming easier than ever, and no longer do you need complex intranet systems to share files, messages, and information with your fellow coworkers. Here are four great tools you can use to revolutionize the way you communication within your team.
Slack is an extremely popular team messaging device that will streamline your communication and help improve productivity within your organisation. It is designed for business, allowing you to share files and even code snippets with fully integrated ease. You can easily from between the desktop and mobile applications, which are both designed beautifully.
With Slack, you can create different “channels” where you can discuss varying subjects related to your business. That way all finance talk can stick to one channel and all marketing talk to another. You can add relevant members to each channel.
What makes Slack stand out from the rest of its messenger competitors is the fact that it looks and feels a lot more fun, taking the edge out of serious business communications. You can implement GIFs, emoticons and automated messages into your conversation.
Sharing files with other team members has never been easier, thanks to tools like Dropbox which facilitate easy cloud sharing. You can download Dropbox on your computer and have it automatically save files to your cloud. You can set up shared folders where you can easily transfer files between team members.
This is an amazing tool because it means that all of your team will have access to important files. This saves a lot of time that would otherwise be spent sending emails back and forth, delaying the progress of projects. It also lets you to work from any device with access to the internet.
A lot of business information needs to remain secure, which is where TigerText comes in. This application allows you to send messages that, after a period of time, self destruct from both the receiving and sending phone. This is a great tool your team can use to discuss sensitive information that you wouldn’t want competitors tapping in to, or finding by accident. Of course, you wouldn’t use TigerText for all communications, but it's a good alternative channel to have installed on the phones of your entire team.
The last on our list isn’t necessarily the most revolutionary, but is something that many teams neglect for no good reason. Using Skype, rather than traditional phone calling, is extremely useful for a wide variety of reasons. It allows you to talk with people on your team, whether they are on their phone or computer. You can use video chat when you need it to show your team members how to do something. There is a chat which will help you supplement your voice conversations with important information or links. You can also easily have large group calls with your entire team.
By making use of these tools, you can improve the way you communicate with collaborators; making conversation more efficient and effective. This will help you better achieve your team objectives.
Author Bio: Alana Downer is the Content Manager at Learn to Trade, and specializes in driving traffic to websites.
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