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Communication is Key in the Workplace

GFI Digital offers the latest Microsoft technology to give your company the best outlets for communication. Improving communication can help your business thrive and operate smoothly!

“A survey of 400 companies with 100,000 employees each cited an average loss per company of $62.4 million per year because of inadequate communication to and between employees,” According to “The Poor Cost of Communications,” a study referenced by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Not only can the Microsoft portfolio help with inter-employee communication issues, but also communication with clients, customers, or anyone outside your organization.

It takes time for companies to find the best balance of how much technology to use in their communication. Everyone is different, but most find that communication such as email, calling, and instant messaging have been critical in their company. Since so many employees worked remotely for some or all of 2020 and maybe still do, virtual communication has been more prevalent than ever.

Here’s how GFI Digital can help:

The primary Microsoft offering that we provide for our clients to enable communication and collaboration is Office 365. Office 365 brings centralized collaboration that easily integrates with your existing Office applications, such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, and is always available from anywhere.

With Office 365, users get web-enabled access to email, documents, contacts, and calendars regardless of whichever device or browser they use. This accessibility enables unified collaboration among employees.

When you use Office 365, email, calendar, and contacts are all synchronized. Update a contact on your mobile phone and it will be automatically updated across all your devices. You can also access the same data from any device or save a document on your PC and continue working on it on your smartphone or tablet.

Office 365 email has so many features that make it convenient to use and keep you on top of responding. It keeps track of all your appointments in the calendar and allows you to mark important emails so you remember to address them. Communication is a two-way street and only works if employees are responsive.

Because Microsoft stores data in the cloud, you have assurance your business documents and applications, such as email, will always be available, even in the event of a disaster. This also ensures security is always up-to-date.

Microsoft Teams has been extremely beneficial to companies as well. We use it every single day here at GFI Digital! Teams can collaborate with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Users can see real-time edits or additions their colleagues are making to a document. It also saves each version automatically, so you can revert to older versions easily. This ensures a quicker and simpler collaboration between employees and departments, resulting in improved productivity.

Teams provides an outlet for instant messaging, video and voice calling, calendar, file storage, and more! It helps your team keep track of everything they have going on and maintain steady and reliable communication, all in one convenient place.

Whatever your business’ unique needs are, we can help you get started using Microsoft to greatly improve communication. Contact us today.


Sources: Dave Gossett – Senior Director of DigitalNET Services, Microsoft


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