I recently wrote a piece about how instant messaging applications are taking the place of email in the workplace. The market for instant messaging at work has also been heating up. Salesforce Chatter, Yammer, and Slack have been infiltrating the workplace rapidly. For chat systems like Slack and Facebook for the Workplace, the automatic setting for message is public, encouraging mass collaboration and opening up outlets for knowledge and talent in unexpected corners of the organization. Despite this, some people are wary of new systems and may need some reassurance regarding the why, the general concept of openness, and the safety of their personal information. Overall, though, the benefits of increased openness and collaboration cannot be denied and we may soon be saying farewell forever to traditional email systems.
To read the full piece, check it out on People Management’s website. As always, I’d love to know what you think about it and general feedback!