Contact us today!
561-795-2000 
844-795-2001

FRS Pros Blog

Instant Messaging Tips for Greater Productivity

Instant Messaging Tips for Greater Productivity

Communication is a key part of the workplace, and modern tools have made it more efficient than ever before to stay in contact with one another. One of the most important tools in the modern business’ repertoire is instant messaging, which is somewhat challenging to utilize without a way of ensuring productivity and professionalism.

There are several reasons why instant messaging can make or break your internal communications infrastructure. Here are a few ways it can benefit your organization.

Fewer Errors

Miscommunication happens, but a business setting is no place for this if it can be helped. If you fail to share the correct information with the right people, productivity could decrease and put operations at risk. Proper communication is able to minimize the risk of these errors.

Increased Accountability

When a business keeps its communications open all around, you might see an increase in companywide compatibility. This means that employees from all parts of your business will be forthcoming about their responsibilities for certain milestones in a process, keeping each member of a team productive, focused, and up to speed.

Improved Teamwork

Better communication leads to better cooperation, leading to problems being solved easier and quicker. In this way, communication can help your organization mitigate issues and solve them in a more efficient way. Furthermore, problems that span departments can be resolved without interpersonal issues affecting the work involved.

Effective Problem Solving

Communicating gives your team a better pool of talents to work toward a goal. It doesn’t matter if the problem is strategic or technical; this ability will give you more options to resolve an issue and benefit your business’ operations.

Instant Messaging in the Workplace

All of these outcomes can potentially result from a messaging application’s use, as long as it’s implemented correctly. You want to make sure that the solution you intend to use works properly with your business’ goals. Furthermore, an instant messaging solution is only valuable if your staff are using it effectively. Here are some best practices to consider for your instant messaging system:

  • Keep it in check: There’s a fine line between your staff properly using instant messaging capabilities and aimlessly chatting all day. Encourage your staff to limit their conversations to those related to the workday.
  • Remain professional: Conversations that occur through your instant messaging software should be focused on workplace matters and strictly professional. The instant messaging application shouldn’t be used to share jokes, GIFs, memes, or other silliness in excess. As always, moderation is key here.
  • Don’t rely too much on it: Not all conversations should be held through your instant messaging platform. It’s important that you keep in mind certain conversations are better had in person or via email.

What are your thoughts on instant messaging in the workplace? Be sure to let us know in the comments.

Shadow IoT and What to Do About It
Smartphones Have New Roles in Business

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Technology Best Practices Productivity Network Security Business Computing Privacy Internet User Tips Hackers Software Microsoft Google Cloud Hardware Innovation Efficiency Computer Business Management Data Hosted Solutions Windows 10 Communication Email Tech Term Smartphones IT Support Malware Mobile Devices IT Services Cybersecurity Data Backup Backup Small Business Business Disaster Recovery Workplace Tips Android Smartphone Office 365 Data Recovery Browser Upgrade Outsourced IT Internet of Things Gadgets Windows VoIP Users Communications Cloud Computing Apps Phishing Business Continuity Data Security Collaboration Ransomware Managed IT Services Automation Cybercrime Information Saving Money Network Miscellaneous Facebook Managed Service Mobile Device Management Microsoft Office Operating System Server Passwords Law Enforcement Social Media Employer-Employee Relationship Health Blockchain Two-factor Authentication Vulnerability Money Artificial Intelligence Alert OneNote IT Support Managed IT Best Practice Applications Quick Tips Wireless Spam Chrome Mobile Office Holiday Virtualization Managed IT Services Networking Conferencing Windows 7 Word Project Management Patch Management Telephone Systems Tech Support Managed Service Provider Bandwidth Data Breach Password BYOD Router Unsupported Software Augmented Reality App Google Drive Settings Access Control Hacking Printing Gmail Bring Your Own Device Windows 10 Save Money Computers Data Storage Retail Information Technology Mobile Device Data Management Wi-Fi Robot Business Technology Audit Update The Internet of Things Google Docs Shortcut Productivity Software as a Service Data Protection Wireless Charging Politics Meetings Devices Sports Hard Drive Display VPN iPhone Human Resources BDR Cost Management IT Management History Telephony Payment Cards Marketing Commerce WannaCry Travel File Sharing Application Paperless Office Hosted Solution Excel Fraud Encryption Avoiding Downtime Mobility Search Safety Mobile Security SaaS Vendor Proactive IT Evernote User Error Google Assistant Hybrid Cloud Touchscreen Risk Management Going Green Social WiFi Remote Workers Cortana Budget Voice over Internet Protocol Government Data Loss Wireless Technology Device Security Amazon Downtime Screen Mirroring Humor Holidays Data Theft Identity Theft Data Privacy Administrator Computer Care Nanotechnology Micrsosoft Lithium-ion battery Gamification Keyboard Shortcuts Unified Threat Management Managed IT Service Legislation Language Office Streaming Media Investment Net Neutrality Adobe Workers Myths 5G Solid State Drive Sabotage Troubleshooting Personal Information Accessory Windows Ink Virtual Assistant E-Commerce Emails Cast Copiers Gifts Computing Vendor Management Access Root Cause Analysis Business Intelligence Memory Upgrades Managed Services Provider Comparison Scam Chromecast Testing Computer Fan ROI Reputation Internet Service Provider Licensing Updates Data storage Threats Microsoft Excel IT budget Education YouTube Hard Disk Drive PC CRM Outlook Computer Forensics Peripheral Google Maps Spyware Alexa for Business Inventory Credit Cards App store Samsung Internet Exlporer Chromebook Co-Managed Services Remote Computing Digital Signage Financial Payroll Facebook Privacy Specifications Virus Camera Windows Server 2008 R2 Microsoft Word Scams Employees IT Solutions AI Legal Uninterrupted Power Supply Management Apple Employee Webinar Antivirus Telephone Firewall Security Cameras Consultant Laptop eCommerce Sales Proactive Projects Transportation Tablets Maintenance Remote Monitoring Virtual Private Network Storage Social Engineering Battery OneDrive Smartwatch Private Cloud HIPAA Sync PowerPoint Admin Processor Edge Instant Messaging Hacker Files Break/Fix IT solutions Hosted Desktop FAQ DDoS Hyperlink Emergency Disaster Machine Learning Touchpad Fiber Optics Websites Recovery Identity Printers Development NFL eWaste Saving Time Identities Point of Sale Employee-Employer Relationship iOS WIndows Server 2008 Server Maintenance Remote Work Wireless Internet Benchmarks Ciminal Keyboard Medical IT Windows 10s HBO Smart Devices Charger Entertainment Value Wasting Time Black Market Cleaning Relocation Automobile Big Data Managing Stress Thank You Twitter USB Worker PDF How To Books Hiring/Firing Mobile Computing Video Games Experience Congratulations Virtual Reality Work/Life Balance Electronic Medical Records Text Messaging Crowdsourcing Employer Employee Relationship Covid-19 Current Events Cache Benefits es Phone System Save Time Communitications Office tips Computer Accessories Training Monitors Advertising Smart Technology Flexibility Music Compliance Television CrashOverride Company Culture Scalability Analytics End of Support Regulation HaaS