Nov 11, 2013
The Future of Collaboration and Internal Communications
Shannon Ramlochan is a Content Marketing Coordinator at PR Newswire.
Technology has drastically improved the way organizations communicate with internal stakeholders. The ability to transcend geographic boundaries through social channels has made collaboration more convenient and efficient than ever before. Business Development Institute’s upcoming event “The Future of Collaboration and Internal Communications Summit” will explore how large organizations are incorporating technology to improve workforce productivity. Prior to the event, featured speaker Trevor Loe, VP of compliance and investor services at Vintage Filings, discussed the value of using social technology to strengthen internal communications.
Employees can share, receive, and digest information in a variety of ways
“Social channels allow people to pick the medium that works best for them, which is good because we all consume information in different ways,” says Mr. Loe. Webcasting, blogs, and Chatter are just a few of the channels that organizations are using to engage with internal audiences.
Social technologies are cost effective
Companies save substantially on travel costs by live-streaming presentations over the web. Additionally, the ability to share recorded presentations with employees overseas or out-of-office ensures that sensitive information is delivered in a timely manner.
Companies can customize social tools to meet their needs
Tools such as webcasting can be used for communicating new developments in a crisis, town hall meetings, or even continuing education courses. During his presentation, Mr. Loe will offer specific examples of companies that rely on social tools to communicate different messages.
Due to globalization and a rising number of home-based employees, technology has evolved to accommodate an increasingly virtual workforce. Large organizations can empower their employees by using social channels to improve internal communications. The variety of mediums available can be applied toward meeting specific needs such as real-time response to crises or career development. Sparking engagement amongst employees through social channels not only encourages productivity but also strengthens the employer brand.
To learn more about how social technology is improving internal communications, join PR Newswire and Business Development Institute for “The Future of Collaboration and Internal Communications Summit” on Tuesday, November 12th at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. Register here: http://www.cvent.com/events/internal-collaboration-social-communications-summit/event-summary-ca8eb79a547c42b6ac55955d22133e3f.aspx