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By Kristin Sergieva • June 13, 2019

Deskless Not Voiceless with Workplace by Facebook

Changing the Boundaries of Work

The working environment has undergone massive changes in the past 20 years. From separate offices to open spaces and video conferences enabling remote workers - it’s a win-win situation for everyone! But the most important way of communication within many businesses remains stuck in the past

With the fast development of technology, employees need a better, more efficient and faster way to share information, ideas and best practices so they can reach their maximum potential. Often the deskless workers are forgotten in this process and feel disconnected from the main office. The responses of 2,000 decision-makers and 2,000 front-line workers, confirmed that we need to reconsider the way we communicate at work because the disconnection between employees is still a major issue.

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Why is this an issue?

 

Connection not only enables employees to speak more but also gives them the freedom to choose what to speak and connect about. The lack of effective communication tools provided to employees prevents the realization of innovative ideas and discourages employees to share their thoughts. Not only that, but employees often feel less valued and heard when they can’t express themselves. When ideas aren’t shared, they are also not implemented quick enough which can lead to a loss for the company. This is how disconnection at work stops the full potential of the employees, especially the deskless ones.

What also is a problem, that managers often think they are aware of the disconnection problem but this is usually far from reality. Managers often don’t fully understand the collaboration problems that employees are facing at work and 

Closing the Disconnection Gap

 

Some employees might be deskless but they shouldn’t be voiceless. Closing the disconnection gap between employees might seem challenging, but definitely not impossible. That leaves the question on finding a  solution to this challenge and how to leverage it into the organization? The right collaboration tools are not only the solution for closing this gap but also the solution for a healthier work environment. With the right tools in hand, employees have the chance to empower and support each other by expressing their ideas and giving more feedback.

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Connection is the Solution

  

Workplace by Facebook brings the familiarity from social to the enterprise collaboration space. A tool that has all the necessary features for faster, better and more efficient communication. From Workplace Chat to Safety Check, Workplace empowers people to share their challenges, to discuss ideas, to learn from each other, and stay up to date with company news. Deskless employees need a real-time communication platform to share their voice and to feel part of the community, no matter where in the world they are. Workplace gives them a place to share their input and to receive updates. Putting your employees at the heart of your company will make them feel more valued, more motivated and more engaged. It will give them a voice to speak, to innovate and to empower - for a more meaningful communication every day, everywhere.

Start Connecting your Community!

 

Collaboration tools can help re-open lines of communication, and democratize conversations between leaders and staff.Innovation is the lifeblood of business. But innovation only comes about in an environment where new ideas are welcomed and allowed to thrive. Unfortunately, many enterprises are experiencing the opposite: communications failure is stopping valuable ideas from rising through the business.

 

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