There are so many options today on how to best communicate with your team and colleagues online. It seems the latest trend for internal comms is the social intranet (ie: Facebook Workplace, Yammer, Slack, Google chat).
Here at LPMA, we use (and love) Slack to communicate. We may be a unique example because we have staff in several cities across the globe, and a flexible working from home policy, so being in constant ‘chatter’ with each other proves to be vital for us.
Some of my favourite aspects of Slack are: group chats (so that all the people who need to see a message do, and those who don’t are not spammed), messages and files never delete, easy sharing of documents, great integrations, emojis and gifs give it a more casual feel, and the taco add on (one of this forum’s personal favourites, I see) is a great addition to team recognition.
Slack has fast become a central hub for our company, where our engineers can chat with our sales team and our Melbourne office can stay in the loop with what’s going on with @ashley.giles in New Zealand.
Which platform do you use to communicate internally? What benefits have you found it provides your business?