Using Wundamail alongside a chat app
Whether you’re the person who regularly sends GIFs on their workplace chat app, or the person who quickly scrolls through the abundance of chatter at the end of the day simply to keep up to date, opening your chat app when you start your day is probably the norm in your daily routine.
Love it or loathe it, 91% of businesses are now using at least 2 messaging apps to manage communication. Perhaps this sounds idyllic to you, or maybe you’re just about coping with one - either way, it doesn’t seem that chat apps are going to disappear anytime soon. There’s no doubt that they’re a great way to check in on your team, which is particularly useful when you’re remote working, or if you don’t fancy the walk to the other side of the office.
The benefits of a chat app
Whether you’re using Slack, Whatsapp, Twist or any other chat app, most of them offer very similar benefits to increase productivity in the workplace. Using a chat app at work is a much easier way to communicate with somebody quickly and effectively without filling their email inbox and wondering if they’ve even read it. All your communication can be in one place and is one tap away - whether you need to organise people into groups or if you need to send one person a quick message.The benefits of apps is that you can easily see if people are online and access the information you need through the means of instant messaging.
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Bored of attending pointless meetings? Cut them down and use an app - there’s several to choose from. We all know how difficult it is to get everyone you need in one room at the same time, using a chat app is hugely beneficial over trying to book a meeting room on a specific date. You can create as many groups as you wish to target the people you need, and if you do happen to miss a meeting, or if you need to go over something again, everything is accessible on the app.
You can easily store files on your chat streams and search for them at a later date. Plus, you’re likely to get a quicker response while people are on the move and using their mobile apps. If people are working from different locations or travelling to clients, it’s easier for them to see an update through an instant notification on an app.
A chat app can enhance productivity in a way that emails and text messaging simply cannot. Team members can assign tasks to other members by tagging and mentioning them - this instant notification is likely to get a quicker result if you need to track overall progress. Team members can create task lists, set up to do-lists and track progress towards short and long term projects. The informality of a chat app allows you to manage productivity in a creative way. Perhaps there’s a box of doughnuts on the table and you need to spread the word quickly. Okay, it’s not the healthiest option, but instant rewards like this are a fun way of boosting your team through an app.
Incorporating Wundamail alongside your chat app
You can use Wundamail as well as using Slack or Whatsapp. Why? Because it’s a management system that’s designed to cut through the noise. Chat apps are great for instant messaging, but if you need better organisation and want to compile your team’s updates into one message, why not try Wundamail?
Each day, Wundamail sends a question to the whole team - this question can be modified to whatever you need to find out from your team. For example, you might simply ask ‘Where is everyone up to with the project?’. Your team then responds individually with their update and Wundamail compiles the responses into a single group email, ready to be sent out the next morning. Team activity is collated, condensed and circulated for all to see - no apps, usernames, or passwords needed.
By condensing group thinking into a single daily email, Wundamail empowers leaders, supports team members, and makes things simple for everyone. If you have remote workers, or people scattered around an office, it’s the perfect way to communicate and check in with what everyone in your team is doing. If you’re worried that you might have a slacker in your team, Wundamail encourages productivity and a little healthy competition. By seeing what everyone has achieved in the day, your team is likely to work harder knowing they need to record their updates. And you can reward those who are working the hardest with a selection of bonuses - could it be anymore tempting?
So why not try using Wundamail alongside your chat app? Your team is one step away from a more productive workplace.