Office Chat Instant Messaging — Best Practices to Follow- Part One

Most successful people often say that “Time is Money.” But often in most organizations today — despite all the technological advancements we have made — time, energy and talent is routinely squandered every single day. Meetings often drag for hours and involve too many people. Email threads spout out of control and often contains irrelevant information. And projects extend way beyond their deadlines. In fact, the book Time, Talent, Energy: Overcome Organizational Drag and Unleash Your Team’s Productive Power explains that an average organization loses more than 25 percent of its productive power on what’s known as “organizational drag.”

This organizational drag can often lead to frustration and a lack of productivity for everyone involved. Employees do not feel motivated to start work on time. Teams often fail to meet expectations and productivity plummets over a period of time. This can especially be hard to watch for a management team that expects their workforce to perform. Despite state-of-the-art systems and talented workforce, the organization fails to achieve its potential.

This crisis can easily be averted if efficient communication is given a priority instead of apps that promote idle chatter and noise. Office Chat is designed specifically to improve productivity and enable a noise-free environment for employees and teams. With Office Chat, it is quite easy to reduce the waiting time involved with asynchronous emails and also eliminate the excessive disturbance of unproductive, bot-enabled instant messaging apps.
The following article will help you and your team to improve your productivity using Office Chat:

Organize groups by team (eg: support, sales), projects and accounts, region, and function (eg: sales announcements)

Team or department: With Office Chat you can create groups based on various departments such as sales, accounts, human resources, etc. This will ensure that people belonging to those departments will get a platform to communicate and share their feedback.
Projects and accounts: Also Office Chat enables you to create groups based on specific projects or accounts. This can be very helpful for support and sales teams. Also if it requires to have group of people with different functional expertise, you can involve and give unique space to interact with Office Chat Adhoc groups.
Region: Office Chat is a cloud-based platform that supports and encourages you to involve employees irrespective of their time zone and locations. Thus, remote employees as well as users in multiple offices are able to interact efficiently. Also you can create groups based on multiple locations so as to update them based on their region. eg: Sales New York, HR Beijing Team, etc.
Functions: Often employees with the same job description have to work under different teams or projects. Yet the policies and announcements for these group of people remain the same and it becomes important for the management to inform each of these employees. These groups can be named as Sales Announcements, CSR, etc.

Naming these groups appropriately will help to keep conversations focused and involve only relevant people engaged. Also, naming groups in a predictable way makes them easier to search.

Keep tabs on conversations by using important messages:

Office Chat offers a host of messaging features that make your interaction with your colleagues much more meaningful. Marking a message as important keeps the message at the top of the recipient’s inbox with a red label marked as “important” until they are read. Additionally, it generates a special notification sound to get the recipient’s attention overriding all mute settings. Office Chat also enables self-Destruct, read receipt and messages with special effects to ensure effective communication.

Promote the use of smartphones to enhance your employees’ reach

Office Chat is available on multiple platforms including on Android and iPhone. This smartphone app helps users to keep themselves informed with the latest updates via notification in real time. Sharing files, audio, video and GIFs, contributing within a team as wells as one-on-one chats all work seamlessly.

Use Default groups to keep everyone involved

With Office Chat default groups, the entire workforce always stays connected. These groups can be used to effectively communicate news and announcements from the management to all employees. This helps in fostering a company culture that inspires productivity and collaboration.

Avoid juggling between multiple apps by using Office Chat to share and view documents

Office Chat not only gives you the option to send text messages, but you can also share documents, videos and more. You can also upload files, images and video (any size up to 2 GB) in any conversation. Sharing images, videos, audio and GIFs is as easy as selecting the appropriate icon. With Office Chat, you can simply drag and drop attachments and files. With over 100 GB of file storage and features to search chat history and even file contents, your remote workers can easily share relevant files and attachments with colleagues and managers.

Use video, voice calls and screen sharing to boost productivity

Office Chat allows 1-to-1 voice, video and screen sharing in your private chats. It comes with the added ability to share the URL with a 3rd co-worker to join the call. With an emphasis on having small groups with relevant people, Office Chat enables you to start a 1-to-1 voice, video and screen sharing call from the Windows/ Mac desktop apps and web browsers. You can also join an existing 1-to-1 voice, video and screen sharing call from both iOS and Android Office Chat apps. Check how to make every meeting productive with Office Chat’s Video, Voice Calls.

To learn more about Office Chat instant messaging application, visit www.OfficeChat.com. You can also signup for a free 7-Day trial by visiting our website and clicking on ‘Sign Up.’ Detailed Office Chat features can be viewed here: https://officechat.com/office-chat-features

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