More businesses than ever before are adopting summer hour policies to help their employees enjoy the warm weather months and offer more flexibility when family schedules need it most. But maintaining productivity and strong internal communication continues to be a concern. Luckily, advancements in technology are helping employers and employees manage smooth handoffs, keep business flowing and allow those out of the office to relax and recharge, without the nagging need to check email constantly. There are many tools available to maintain productivity during the summer months. Here are three tools Beehive PR and its clients are using to make sure we never miss a beat, no matter who is in the office or at the beach:
Enterprise Social Network – Yammer
- Yammer is a private social network enabling employees to collaborate and communicate across departments and locations from your computer or mobile device. Profile status updates, similar to Facebook, keep employees connected and informed in and out of the office.
Customer Relationship Platform – Salesforce
- Teams can access, track and share work using this powerful, cloud-based platform. Having the ability to quickly assign and reroute work through desktop and mobile devices, organizations never have to worry about a missed opportunity or deadline.
Communications Software – Skype
- Skype is not only for personal use. Skype is an instant messenger, video conferencing and screen sharing tool that enables organizations to communicate and collaborate in real-time. This tool is available on multiple platforms, making it easy to ask quick questions or host a meeting from anywhere, at any time.
Here’s to working hard and playing hard, all summer long.