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When publisher Ziff Davis encouraged its employees to communicate about shared projects on internal blogs rather than e-mail, the results were astonishing.
“We used to have more than 100 group e-mails per day,” says general manager Tom Jessiman. “Now it’s rarely one per week. We’ve saved a month in a four-month software project and everyone is on the same page.”
Project-centered blogs offer one option for making internal communications more efficient, but try using them to meet these needs, too:
CEO blog where you can update people on a timely basis.
Departmental bulletin boards.
Company news centers.
Personal bulletin boards where employees can share nonwork-related information.
— Adapted from The Corporate Blogging Book, Debbie Weil, Portfolio.