No matter how large or small your business is, communicating with your employees is always critical. One way to accomplish this is through the use of a mass notification system. But sometimes, that system falls out of date. It might be time to perform some updates. Here are four reasons why you need to update your company’s system.
The Information Isn’t Reaching Everyone
One advantage of a mass notification system is that your messages can quickly be seen and responded to by everyone. But an outdated system might not deliver messages, either because email addresses have changed, or some employees have left and no longer need to access their company-affiliated email addresses. But email isn’t always the best option. Sometimes even if they are opened, they are forgotten about before any response. Luckily, some other options exist, such as:
- Text messaging
- Smartphone notifications
- Phone calls
- Delivery via devices connected to your company
The Messages Are Late
Unfortunately, when it comes to establishing and maintaining a mass notification system, time is often of the essence. You can’t afford for your messages to be late, or else your employees or other intended recipients won’t be able to see it and respond in a timely fashion. That way, every employee can be notified, and no one will be left out of the loop.
You Can’t Reach Remote Workers
Even when remote workers have near-constant access to email, using email as your primary mass notification isn’t infallible. After all, they might be busy or can’t currently check their email. Sadly, according to Hubspot, more than 80% of companies have not addressed this potential downfall, which means that reaching employees and contacting them in the event of an emergency becomes even more difficult.
It’s Time to Enhance Your Investment
Although it might not seem like a massive expense, part of your organization’s budget will be funneled towards improving your communication capabilities. But another reason to upgrade your current mass notification system is to enhance your ongoing investment. You can see well your messages are doing, especially when they are read and when they are responded to, and you can also improve employee engagement through the use of tools such as surveys and analytics.
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