With workers receiving hundreds of emails per day, it’s easy to see why messages and meeting reminders are often lost. Email can be a productivity nightmare. Enter collaboration software, which provides a smarter solution for internal communication. One example to note is Slack; this collaboration software has the largest market share and surpassed two million users in 2016, with some Slack users reporting that email use has been cut to about one hour a day.
On platforms such as Slack, Trello, and Asana, employees can form groups as well as post, comment, upload files, engage in group discussion or real-time editing, and centrally store messages and documents. Software additions like these have helped increase transparency and accountability throughout companies.
Does your team struggle with lost communication on long email threads? Do you have trouble accessing valuable documents if a team member is absent? If so, your company may want to look into purchasing collaboration software.