Employee engagement and culture transformation are current workplace buzzwords you hear day in, day out. If you were to describe employee engagement, how would you describe it? Simply it’s about having employees engaged, involved, informed and leading a happy workforce.
Who should care about it? If you’re a business owner, a human resource practitioner, or an IT manager, you should.
Today, empowering employees is a driver of business growth and success. Research show that unengaged employees are unhappy, unproductive, and not innovative. They are a drag to your business and a waste of your resources. According to Gallup research, well engaged individuals and teams, on the other hand contribute to 21% of the success of the business. Happy employees are equal to happy customers and a profitable business.
Technology has shaped the way people engage, interact and communicate with each other in the workspace. The most successful businesses have investigated investing in the right communication technologies to promote a healthier work culture that fosters change and innovation. A study conducted by Babson College professors mention that companies which promote collaborative workforce are more likely to see 5 times high performance.
Great leaders globally make employee engagement a priority. Global power houses such as Sanofi Pasteur, Virgin Trains part of Virgin brand, Plante Moran, Qantas Airways Limited and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) enjoy having collaborative platform implemented within their organizations to boost employee engagement which lead to clear increment in productivity.
Having collaborative platform implemented to promote communication and collaboration is the key to success of a business. This list of companies can go on and on, but proves a vital point: empowering your employees to communicate, engage and breaking communication barriers within the organization is crucial for a healthier work culture and successful business. To keep a happy customer, a leader must keep internal customers—employees happy. However, a great employee experience cannot be implemented overnight. It requires prior planning, designing and proactive support from the leadership to build a productive workforce.
Organization Readiness for the Future Generations
With new generations entering to your workplace organization, communication and collaboration methods have started to shape into adapting disruptive technologies. According to Forbes, Generation Y and Z have started to already enter the workspace and they are the generation who demand and question the modern-day organization culture and communication platforms used within the organization.
The way these generations Communicate and Collaborate has taken a drastic change with the technologies which has been used within workplace from then and now. They are exposed to high tech and high touch devices which force organizations to reevaluate ways to engage this new workforce.
Some of the communication platforms already available in your fingertips
According to Forrester Research, more than 40% of the companies are predicted to move to digital workspace in the coming years while, Companies that invest in technology see a improve in their business process and improve employee productivity. Here are some of the best communication platforms now available in the market.
Microsoft teams is created for all types of teams to get engaged, be informed, communicate and collaborate among any team or department from anywhere in the world. Microsoft teams is a chat-based communication and collaborative platform designed for teams to highly engaged and work closely. Teams can make a major difference in the way you can communicate and collaborate with your employees in a modern workspace. It is the ultimate collaboration tool with the streamlined communication and a shared workspace.
Yammer is introduced by Microsoft to carry out your internal discussions and discuss ideas, share updates, and crowdsource answers from coworkers all around the world. Yammer allows your team a faster and a smarter way to connect and collaborate across your organization. In fact, why you should invest in an enterprise social tool? Well, according to research, 71% of business leaders report that enterprise social tools increase the speed of knowledge access.
85% of the Fortune 500 companies use their communication platform Yammer, to collaborate and connect their employees. British Airways is one of the ideal examples to demonstrate how Yammer encouraged to take their global collaboration in to the next level in their organization.
Microsoft Kaizala is making waves within organizations with its unique ability work and collaborate through any device from anywhere In the world. You can manage and secure data related to the company. Your employees can connect to their network and collaborate through chat, sharing documents, photos, videos and customize groups based on the requirement. Kaizala is known as a simple, safe work management and messaging app helping enterprises around the world adding its unique features to Microsoft Office 365 as it can connect internal and external involved with your organization.
What makes Kaizala different to teams?
Kaizala’s unique capabilities complements Microsoft teams communication and collaborative capabilities which makes team work productive and easier within the Office 365 platform. Kaizala aims to gather information and data through both external and internal parties. However, Microsoft Teams aims to promote communication and collaboration within the organization empowering employee engagement. Thus, both applications running in the same infrastructure platform makes it a unique collaborative hub enable team to work together. Near future Microsoft also aims integrate both platforms for better performance.
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