Year: 2017

Why Building Workplace Comradery is Important

 

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Fostering workplace comradery refers to a building a strong bond between coworkers. It is just as important to foster a respectful and dedicated team as it is to develop client relationships.

Sharing a strong bond between employees enables them to deliver their best work. According to a study from 15Five, 85% of employees are unsatisfied with the quality of communication in their workplace. According to findings from over 1,000 employees across the U.S., 81% prefer a company that values “open communication” than one that offers perks. Being honest and open with each other will produce lasting results well into the future.

Your Time Means Something

Humans spend around a third of their life at work and if you are spending that much time alone or blocked off from your coworkers, morale, and productivity are going to be hampered. People should want to come to work, they should be working alongside friends, they are people that you should be able to trust and respect. It is essential to have trust and fellowship at work if we want to get honest feedback.

Collaboration Leads to Success

Collaboration is the key to positive results. If you cannot openly collaborate with your coworkers, you cannot drive better results. Collaboration is like a well-oiled vehicle, you’ve got to continue to keep that vehicle oil or it will start misbehaving and eventually fail. Keep those lines of communication and collaboration open and your team will be able to handle any bumps you encounter along the path to success.

Having an open, honest discussion is essential to developing well-rounded ideas. Brainstorming together helps reach better conclusions and better strategies. Weekly meetings and discussions will promote open communication along with healthy interaction between those people that don’t always work together. Teamwork is the key to accomplishing goals and completing projects efficiently.

Workplace comradery leads to a better, healthier, growing business. The people around you are the people that are going to make sure you’re successful because you want them to be successful. Having that base level bond among coworkers is crucial.

How the Internet Changed How Businesses Develop Customer Relationships

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Relationships have changed at every level since the introduction of the internet, even more with the dawn of social media and smartphones. We are now in a time where everyone has a direct link to company customer service. Consumer relationships will never be what they once were before the internet.

Social media has proven to have a marked impact on how businesses advertise, serve customers, and build a client base. The internet has changed the way we do business forever and it will continue to change as technology evolves.

A Direct Line

Gone are the days of customer complaint cards, long phone calls with customer service are also going by the wayside. With a couple of quick clicks and 140 characters, you can communicate directly to a major company that messed up your dinner, your delivery or your taxi service. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Yelp have provided us with a public forum to broadcast our disdain for poor service. Companies (some quicker than others) have swiftly built their customer service department around quality assurance through digital media.

A one to one relationship between companies and clients is on its way back, harking to the days when you knew your butcher (or even had a butcher), you knew his wife, his kids knew your kids, and the community was much tighter knit. Your relationships are now your company’s backbone no matter what business you’re in.

Target Based Marketing

You no longer must depend on paper marketing anymore because of location-based digital marketing. Facebook and Google have given businesses a communication line straight to potential local client’s smartphones. Location-based audience targeting has provided businesses the ability to no longer blindly target audiences with blanket advertisements trying to appeal to everyone. Those ads you see that make you question whether your phone is listening to you is the result of carefully crafted data mining designed to target your interests and to bring relevant content and events directly to your phone.

This is just a little insight into how the internet has changed the game for businesses around the world. The effects of the internet are just starting to show how we do business on a global scale. We are an ever-evolving society adjusting daily to how we relate to one another from a business standpoint. Whether it’s a direct line to the brand that we buy all our clothes from or a company that taxis us, they care about your experience because they’ve seen the impact of utilizing the digital communication tools available to them.

The internet is a tool for communicating and building relationships and is yet to realize its full potential.  Building business relationships in the modern age is all about leveraging the advantages of the internet with your ability to meet the needs of your client. Whether you’re a massive corporation or a small business the tools to succeed are at your fingertips.