“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.
- Brainstorming whiteboards.
- Personal bulletin boards where employees can share nonwork-related information.