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Email Taking the Backseat to Social Tools

June 24, 2013
Written by Bloomfire Admin

With 70% of people using social media regularly there is an increased need to incorporate an enterprise social network into your everyday work life. Not only does it encourage collaboration amongst one another, it increases productivity significantly.

By moving communication from email to an internal social collaboration platform employees can reduce their email time by 30%. Employees spend – on average – an hour per day managing their email which causes productivity to plummet.

Companies are wasting valuable time and money on email solutions which only aid in isolation and hinder collaboration efforts.

Email is a great tool for a private one-on-one conversation, but other than that, it is a place where collaboration and knowledge sharing go to die. There are many different ways in which companies can leverage an enterprise social network solution to assist in better collaboration, knowledge sharing, and communication across the board.

Follow these 3 easy steps to ensure your enterprise social network is accepted with open arms:

Step 1:

Find the right enterprise social network tool for your company. It should be a tool that can assist in harboring collaboration while allowing for on-the-fly content creation and editing. Not just a stream of ‘status updates’ but rather real valuable information.

Step 2:

Once you find the right tool, don’t have the mindset of ‘go big or go home’. Start small. Launch the application to one team and focus on what they like or don’t like about it. Let them be the focus group of how you are going to launch your new internal social network to the entire company. Hopefully, it will catch on organically and there won’t be a need for much ‘pitching’.

Step 3:

Keep the fire alive. Make sure your team is still excited about the tool six months down the road. Don’t let them resort back to their old ways – email. Gasp!

Harness The Power Of Knowledge Sharing With Digital Transformation

Companies that grasp what the digital workplace is really all about are willing to change the ways people and applications connect across their organizations. By fostering a digitally driven culture of collaboration, they break down silos, share knowledge more effectively, and compete more successfully.

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