Improving efficiency and collaboration in your work environment.
Do you find yourself participating in meetings about meetings? When’s the last time you sat through a meeting where the only outcome was scheduling another meeting? While we don’t have any official stats to back this up (other than our own previous work experience), we’re going to go out on a limb and say that 90% of meetings are a waste of time.
There is a place for meetings in the workplace, but they should be reserved for decision making and only involve the people who are essential to that process. For day-to-day collaboration and workplace banter, team chat provides a forum for co-workers to interact one-on-one and in groups without straying too far from the project at hand.
Top 5 reasons your company should adopt a team chat solution
De-Clutter Your Inbox
As hard as we may try, the out-of-control inbox claims the sanity of many (if not most) of us…except for all you OCD filers/deleters – you know who you are. It’s becoming more and more difficult to sift through the noise of transactional, marketing and system-generated emails to get to the messages that actually require your attention and action. Team chat offers a dedicated space for you to communicate with your coworkers in real time without delays from messages getting lost in the black hole of email.
Cut Down on Meetings
We’re not going to beat a dead horse and continue our rant about wasteful meetings, so instead, we’ll just say: see above. We think you’ll find that [less meetings = more productivity].
Connect Remote (and not so remote) Teams
With more and more companies offering work-from-home solutions for their employees, and in some cases, ditching the office altogether, team interaction and collaboration has taken on a new face. Team chat allows you to have real-time discussions with your team members, as if you were all sitting around a conference table.
For many of us, our work environment revolves around our computer, and impromptu drop-ins and meetings can really interrupt a workflow. Team chat allows you to seamlessly interact in conversations without removing you from your work environment. So now you can provide status updates on your TPS reports while still working on your projects that actually matter.
Make It Fun
Team chat provides a virtual water cooler for your office. Equally as important as the increased productivity that team chat provides is the camaraderie that it fosters among your team. Have fun with it! Exchange jokes, stories, weekend plans… and when words just aren’t enough, post photos, images, gifs and emojis!