Customer Transformation drives businesses to adapt and evolve in response to changing customer needs and expectations. One of the critical enablers of this transformation is effective collaboration across departments and teams.
Did you know that 30 percent of employees feel inadequate collaboration in their organization? A staggering 96 percent of executives attribute their challenges to a lack of collaboration. This not only affects internal processes but also impacts the customer experience.
Inefficient collaboration can lead to increased employee turnover, hindering departmental progress and escalating costs in recruitment and training. Whether your business operates on a traditional or remote model, collaboration remains pivotal. With the rise of remote work, the essence of successful partnerships is even more pronounced.
Boland Jones, Founder and CEO of PGi, highlights two main categories of collaboration technology: synchronous (real-time), like conference calls, and asynchronous (near-time) virtual offices and other collaborative tools. Leveraging both these types can pave the way for enhanced communication and productivity, ultimately driving customer transformation.
Here are some borderless platforms that can catalyze your business’s customer transformation journey:
Virtual Offices – These platforms recreate the office environment digitally. Tools like Slack segment communication based on projects, ensuring relevant team members are looped in. Its features like group messaging, video calls, drag-and-drop file sharing, and cross-device syncing make it indispensable for modern businesses.
Mobile Applications – With 80 percent of employees using multiple devices for work, mobile apps have become crucial. They not only streamline internal communication but also enhance customer engagement. For instance, Kaiser Permanente’s app facilitates patient monitoring and virtual consultations.
Virtual Meeting Platforms – Platforms like GoToMeeting are perfect for coordinating with remote teams or clients. They replicate the experience of live meetings with features like virtual whiteboards and shared control over keyboard and mouse.
Project Management Tools – Real-time project progress tracking is easy with tools like Trello. Its virtual corkboard allows team members to create task “cards,” communicate, and monitor a project’s journey from inception to completion.
To harness the full potential of these platforms, it’s essential to provide training to your team. Embracing these borderless platforms can significantly boost in-house communication and productivity and, most importantly, drive customer transformation irrespective of where your employees or customers are.