Want to simplify your internal communication? Give text messaging a try. Considering 99% of all text messages are opened in five minutes or less, this is a great way to communicate effectively among departments.
1. Communicate urgent information.
In an emergency situation, you need to rely on a mass texting system that priorities your sense of urgency. Although you would never hope to use text messaging in a disastrous situation, it’s nice to have that option if the need arises.
2. Fire out meeting reminders.
You want to make sure everyone is on the same page. Keep your team timely and productive with text message reminders that communicate meeting location and time.
3. Keep employees in the loop with HR mandates.
Is the insurance enrollment deadline approaching? Need everyone to fill out new forms for updated security info? Fire out one single text message that sets an expectation.
When possible, learn how to segment your messages. For example, if you want to send out a text to all new hires, make sure that message doesn’t go to someone who has worked at your organization for over ten years. Little trip ups like this could cause a quick decrease in morale and performance.
Here a few sample text messages to help you get started.
The development team will meet in the Southwest Room at 3PM today to discuss the new website redesign. Come prepared with your final proposals.
Just a reminder! You must turn in your mileage reimbursement paperwork to HR by this Thursday at 5PM.
Ready to get started? Give us a ring at 1.800.688.6290 to learn more or head over to the pricing page and sign up for a free plan. Our educational resources make it easy to pick up text messaging basics without getting overwhelmed or confused. Prefer email? Shoot us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.