Can Chat Apps Alone Connect Your Workforce?

By Dwayne Weppler - January 4, 2018

Conversation, collaboration and connection: they fuel innovation, drive workflows, and promote a healthy culture. Yet despite the abundance of communication tools available today, both employees and organizations still face communication challenges that stifle engagement and productivity.

Many small companies rely on group chat platforms like Slack, Yammer, or Skype for collaboration, and they do the job for awhile. But when companies grow, chat apps can’t grow with them. Company-wide and interdepartmental communication inevitably suffers, which can hit the bottom line, and businesses are left wondering: What now?

Choosing the right communication methods for your organization can make or break it, but it’s not easy. That’s why Igloo has created a whitepaper – Is group chat still cutting it?  to show you how a digital workplace platform can integrate and optimize the group chat technologies your employees know and love. By using them together, you’ll harness the collective intelligence in your company while keeping everyone informed and aligned.

How did we get here? From email to messaging to chat overload

In the whitepaper, you’ll get a concise overview of how the explosion of communication apps has affected today’s employees. You’ll learn about the ways different communication methods either support or threaten efficiency and employee engagement at your organization.

Once you have a good grasp of the range of communication methods in organizations today –  and why they are or are not delivering peak effectiveness – the next step is to do something about it. Which leads us to the next part of the whitepaper: how the Igloo digital workplace platform puts those chats into the context of the work being done, driving more productivity and better knowledge management. You don’t have to throw out the group chat apps in use across your organization. Instead, you can give them a new home.

Keep the chat and foster an improved work culture? It’s possible with Igloo

The whitepaper shows you how Igloo lets employees use their preferred tools, but puts them in the context of your organization’s culture and structure. There’s no need to rip-and-replace, and the Igloo digital workplace can expand and adapt to meet your changing communication needs.

You’ll also learn how Igloo digital workplace solutions:

  • Offer modular flexibility
  • Break down communication siloes
  • Surface content worth sharing
  • And more

Ready to find out how to preserve the best of group chat while turning down the distracting noise?

Download the whitepaper: Is Group Chat Still Cutting It?