4 High Tech Tools for Improvement
We are living in a digital age; one that is filled to the brim with technological advancements claiming to help improve our lives both professionally and personally. In the workplace specifically, technological tools have to the potential to aid in empowering, engaging and retaining quality employees. In this blog post, we will identify four high tech tools and tips that could improve employee engagement and positively impact workplace effectiveness.
1. Social media networking: It is no secret that social media platforms have expanded far past the boundaries of previous limitations. Platforms like Facebook serve as more than a place to keep up with family and friends, but rather a tool for business growth and communication. Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn pages, for example, can be used to reach employees in fun and relatable ways. Consider creating content that is light-hearted and supportive in nature and use it to engage employees online. Additionally, creating a private Facebook page just for employees is a great way to disseminate information in a casual yet exclusive way.
2. Videos: YouTube is a video platform that has taken off over the last five years and is credited with entertaining millions all over the world. Consider creating videos to capture the attention of your employees. These videos could include information on company policies, information on upcoming events or even information on the announcement of special events or achievements. In addition, to spark more employee engagement, consider sponsoring an office video contest related to a current project or work initiative. This will keep the office lively and the employees active.
3. Shopping the app store: Did you know that the average smartphone has over 40 apps? This, paired with the fact that Americans check their smartphones every few seconds, goes to prove the value of iPhone and Android apps. Creating a custom app for company policies and planning could benefit the workforce as a whole while improving employee engagement in a uniquely interactive way.
4. Fresh spin on classic printables: The classic idea of flyers, newsletters and other printable materials is still relevant today, however, the process of creation has changed over the years. With the development of high tech digital media and design tools, the classic days of word processed flyers and basic type faced newsletters are long gone. Consider creating uniquely interactive emails, digital flyers and graphic design projects like info-graphics to improve employee engagement.
Interactive offices are becoming increasingly important within the business world, and keeping up with the digital times is essential for moving forward. Keep in mind though that without quality employees and effective management, workplace engagement will be lacking.
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