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Recent posts by LineZero

14 min read

The Positive Effects of Gender Diversity in the Workplace

By LineZero on 15-Oct-2020 4:03:22 PM

Gender diversity in the workplace is becoming a major factor in many ways; not only does it help new employees determine whether or not they want to work for the organization in question, but there are several other positive effects that organizations can take advantage of if they make gender diversity in the workplace a priority. 

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9 min read

Addressing the Generation Gap at Work: The Top 2 Ways That Generations Work Differently

By LineZero on 23-Aug-2019 9:58:14 AM

Addressing the generation gap at work has become a hot topic in today’s corporate environment. For the first time, we have the potential to have four (but sometimes even five) generations of workers in the workplace at any given time. Companies are now hiring Millennials and Gen Z’ers into the workforce alongside Baby Boomers, and Generation X, and that can lead to some major differences.  

14 min read

The 6 Pillars of a Connected Workplace: How a Connected Workforce Compels Digital Transformation

By LineZero on 8-Aug-2019 4:10:53 PM

Building a connected workplace is not just embracing the future of work – after all, a connected workforce will be utilizing digital transformation in a way that we have only dreamed of – but it’s also ensuring that your organization is operating at its peak efficiency. In fact, a connected workforce leads to a 17% increase in productivity, a 21% increase in profitability, and a 40% reduction in employee turnover.  

So, how can you turn your organization into a connected workplace? How can you make sure that you have a connected workforce, so that you can reap the benefits in your own company?  

That’s what this blog is all about! In the next several paragraphs, we’re going to talk about the 6 pillars of a connected workplace: 

  • Openness 
  • Mobility 
  • Visual 
  • Integrated 
  • Ubiquitous 
  • Personalized 

Read along to learn how these six pillars of a connected workplace are the foundation for your organization’s digital transformation, and how Workplace by Facebook (Workplace) can act as the guiding principles.


 

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Organizational Change Management: Then and Now

By LineZero on 2-Aug-2019 3:33:53 PM

Organizational change management is one of those things that you can’t get rid of – like it or not, or whether you agree with it or not, if you need to make significant changes in your organization, you need to have a solid change management plan in place. in fact, the way that you handle change management for your employees determines how successful the change is.  

Understanding the Benefits of Change Management

So, let’s talk about organizational change management for a moment. Technology has advanced significantly in the past decade, and, while that change has been all for the better for some aspects, other aspects, like organizational change management, have suffered greatly. So, in this blog, we’re going to look at organizational change management from back then, and compare it to the journey now, while also showing you why proper organizational change management is so important.  

Let’s dive right in. 

7 min read

4 Key Tips for Empowering Your Frontline Employees

By LineZero on 27-Jun-2019 4:29:37 PM

Is empowering frontline employees top of mind for your organization? A Harvard Business Review survey showed that, of the 383 business leaders who responded to the study, 78% said they felt that connecting and empowering frontline employees is critical to their organization’s future success.

 

Topics: "frontline workers" "email-less solution" "workplace for good" "human resources" empowering employees employee experience culture email-less communication tool measure employee happiness
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Workplace Groups: A Powerful Way to Connect & Collaborate!

By LineZero on 4-Jun-2019 10:21:30 AM

Want to understand how Workplace Groups can help you and your employees to better connect and collaborate? Then you’ve come to the right place! In this blog, we’re going to talk all about Workplace Groups and help you understand how to utilize them in your organization! 

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9 min read

Workplace vs. Slack: A Comparison of Collaboration Hubs

By LineZero on 14-May-2019 3:57:25 PM

Workplace vs. Slack – which one is better? Which one should my organization choose?

Topics: Insider
12 min read

A Day in the Life of an HR Director (Using Workplace for HR)

By LineZero on 16-Apr-2019 11:28:00 AM

Using Workplace for HR makes a lot of sense, when you consider what Workplace by Facebook (Workplace) is actually capable of. Way more than just a communications platform, Workplace makes work easier!  

Topics: "frontline workers" "email-less solution" "Workplace" "human resources"
7 min read

The Top 4 HR Priorities of 2019 (& How Workplace by Facebook can Help!)

By LineZero on 11-Jan-2019 6:57:00 AM

 

So, just what are the top HR priorities of 2019? What opportunities and challenges will HR teams face this year? How can HR teams stay on top of these changes that are going to be happening?

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6 Great Tips for Getting Your Team to Adopt Workplace by Facebook

By LineZero on 6-Dec-2018 6:27:00 AM

“I want my team to adopt Workplace by Facebook. I’ve spent time and money implementing it for my organization, and now I want to make sure that I’m getting the maximum ROI.”

If this sentiment rings true with you, you need to keep reading this blog! Below, we’ve put together six great tips for getting your team to adopt Workplace by Facebook. Let’s dive in!

1: Make Workplace by Facebook a PEOPLE Project

 

 

Many implementations fail because decision-makers forgot that they weren’t just purchasing a product… they were purchasing a solution. Workplace by Facebook, like other solutions out there, was designed to alleviate various pain-points within an organization. So, an important part of adopting Workplace by Facebook is to show your employees what pain points this new tool will alleviate. Remember, people react better to having to adopt new things when you explain what’s in it for them.

 


 

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To help your employees adopt Workplace by Facebook, let them know how this new tool is going to make their jobs easier! And, by having HR and other people-centric departments involved in the process, you can spread the message that you made the change to Workplace by Facebook with your employees’ best interests in mind.

 

2: Have Active C-Level or Executive Participation in Adopting Workplace by Facebook

 

 

Active C-Level/Executive participation can really boost Workplace by Facebook adoption among employees. After all, if the CEO of the company is using the tool on a regular basis, it must be something that the company believed would be of benefit to the organization as a whole.

A C-Level or executive should be strongly encouraged to use Workplace by Facebook’s cool features to help employees see engagement in the platform. Use the polling features, create live videos for announcements, and open up discussion threads! These activities will help your employees adopt Workplace by Facebook because they’ll come to see it as an open platform for communication within the organization. Plus, the reaction buttons (like, love, laugh, sad, angry) are an easy way to show your employees that you’re listening to their feedback.

But this doesn’t just go for C-Level or Executives… to encourage employees to adopt Workplace by Facebook, have your managers on there, too! For instance, if you have a finance group, make sure that the finance managers are all posting and using the platform.

 

3: Communication, Communication, Communication!

 

 

Like any implementation, you need a solid communication strategy behind adopting Workplace by Facebook for your organization. Be sure to create verbiage that shows that you’re going to be making Workplace by Facebook a commonplace tool in your organization.

Here are a few ideas on how you can introduce Workplace by Facebook to your team:

  • Weekly team meetings are a great place to announce the change that will be taking place. Start a few months before you actually launch Workplace by Facebook.

  • Hold activities, like Town Hall Meetings, or Lunch & Learns, so your employees can have their say, ask their questions, and express their concerns.

  • Create FAQ sheets, ‘cheat sheets’, or one-pagers on the benefits of Workplace by Facebook and all the new features that your employees will be able to take advantage of.

It’s important to remember that people don’t usually like it when things are sprung on them at the last minute. In order to get employee adoption of Workplace by Facebook, you’re going to have to start implementing a communication plan with ample time for your employees to adjust to what’s going to happen once Workplace by Facebook is launched. Last minute changes can lead to anxiety and stress, which is almost guaranteed to make people less receptive to adopting a new technology.

 

4: Allow Your Employees the Freedom to Make Workplace by Facebook Their Own

 

 

Another tip for getting employees to adopt Workplace by Facebook is to let them make the platform their own. Consider this: how much more likely are you to actively enjoy something when you had a hand in building it?

Research has shown that those who have a positive, happy mindset are 31% more productive than their negative or neutral counterparts, so let your employees have a say in what they want from the platform and they’re far more likely to adopt Workplace by Facebook! they want – even if it’s a group to celebrate their feline friends!

 

5: Trust Your Employees to Adopt Workplace by Facebook On Their Terms

 

 

Trust is important in any relationship. For business owners and executives, it certainly helps build a strong corporate culture when you show that you trust your employees. One way to demonstrate this trust is to be open to the engaging content that your employees want to create – even if that includes creating a group dedicated to their four-legged pals!

Technology projects, like implementing Workplace by Facebook, can easily crash and burn when people are treated as simply “users”. It’s so impersonal! But these are actual people using this technology, so if you want a sure-fire way to increase adoption, treat your people as people, not users.

 

6: Make the Training Fun!

 

 

Workplace by Facebook is, in many ways, identical to the commercial version, so anyone currently using Facebook should be able to get started using Workplace with relative ease. However, it’s important not to assume that employees are using Facebook and create a training program that takes both the inexperienced and veteran user into account.


 

A Demo is Worth a Thousand Words

Every organization is unique, so your demo should be uniquely matched to your specific business needs. Contact us to tailor your Workplace demo.

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There are many variations of training out there – hands-on, computer-based, online/e-learning, interactive, video, etc. – but whatever you choose, make sure that the people who are doing the training are some of your Workplace champions. Why? Because they not only know the product, they’ll also have the proper enthusiasm for it, which makes training more fun.

Here are a few ideas to make training more fun:

  • Consider Mixing Up Your Training Format. We’re not exactly fans of PowerPoint presentations, and (let’s be honest), they’re not usually well-received. So, mix it up! Bingo-style games, scavenger hunts, lunch & learns… these are all some interesting and engaging ways to learn about a new technology like Workplace by Facebook.

  • Offer Incentives. It doesn’t hurt to show your employees how you value their efforts to learn something new. Offer gift cards to local coffee shops, let them take their pick of the office swag (within reason, of course), or order in lunch for them while they go through the training. These small gestures will go a long way.

  • Create a Contest. The person who responds to the most posts in a week. The first team to reach 10 consecutive daily posts. The first person to answer 5 polls. The post with the most engagements. Whatever you decide, these contests should encourage your employees to not only learn about Workplace by Facebook, but also adopt the platform! Be sure to recognize those employees who take part in the contests in some way.

Get Your Employees to Adopt Workplace by Facebook Today!

Workplace by Facebook is an amazing collaboration tool that has the potential to change how your employees connect and collaborate with each other – but only if it’s adopted as the solution it’s meant to be. Having trouble getting your employees to adopt Workplace by Facebook? Give us a shout! At LineZero, we aren’t just your go-to Canadian Workplace by Facebook partner – we use it ourselves! From design, to pilot, to implementation, our expert staff is capable of helping you build and adopt the innovative and collaborative Workplace environment you’re looking for.

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