As much as digital can inspire people, it can also serve as a distraction. Digital tools ensure that people are constantly connected to their colleagues and work environment – which demands a lot of energy. This is why only a few carefully selected tools are the answer. The best solution is usually to get employees involved in the decision-making process or let them take the initiative, because they know what’s best for them. By the way, the best solution is not always the most well-known, popular tool: Slack, for example, which enjoys widespread popularity, often creates certain problems when most of the day is spent in communication and thus there is no time left to complete other tasks.
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Perhaps the greatest risk of communication in the digital age is the lack of personal exchange. In personal conversations, nuances and the warmth of human interaction often get lost. But it doesn’t have to be this way! A personality that people can remember, your own voice (or that of your company) is certainly something you can develop, refine and tailor to the tools you use. Maybe you’ll have to be more accentuated and clearer to present yourself digitally, but it’s worth it. We want real people at the other end of the device or collaboration tool.
In short: Others want to be able to see who you are and how you’re doing. This is what communication depends on, regardless of the form it takes. Your recognition value lies in the uniqueness of each person – and this is something which everyone will notice and appreciate. This positive experience with the employees of a company is central for colleagues, partners and customers and thus directly contributes to a company’s success.
Digital communication is only as good as the people who use it. Many companies still think that digital communication is a magic bullet that can solve every problem. Once purchased, the new tool should be a sure-fire success. However, in practice it is increasingly evident that success depends almost exclusively on people. The new technology can only reach its full potential when it has been intelligently selected and tailored to the employees, and when the employees enjoy using it in exchange with colleagues, customers and partners.
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