The bad thing about working from home is the extra layer of added communication. Having collaborative meetings at the workplace has moved to online. When there was a time when you could turn around and brainstorm with your colleague now requires it to be scheduled on a calendar. This is tiring and it leads to employee fatigue.
What if communication within the workspace can be trimmed to bit sizes via podcasts?
Well, let’s have a look at how podcasting tools like Sound Branch can be used in your workspace.
1. Easy Status Updates and Day end Catch Ups
Say there’s a team of 10 marketing executives. The boss has decided to set up a scrum call at morning 10 AM every day for 30 minutes. Everyone shares their agenda for the day and discusses roadblocks.
This is 30 minutes of your valuable time just hearing out what your colleagues are up to. This process can be simplified by creating a weekly playlist and uploading snippets of your day’s agenda.
2. Short Interview Introductions
Interviews can be conducted easily and communication skills can be tested with voice notes. Say goodbye to the days when you had to go through resume after resume when the HR personnel can listen to their voice notes from the candidate. This way the first round of an interview can be completed faster.
This can also be used to test a candidate’s skill where questions can be sent to the candidate and the person can respond with their answers.
Voice notes from candidates makes an HR professional’s work much easier.
3. Feedbacks Gathered Easily
Let’s say there is a new design that you’ve worked on and requires your team’s feedback. You can set up a call and give them a walkthrough. The drawback with this approach is that there can be time constraints when a person needs to jump into another call or they might not be fully immersed in your presentation for unknown reasons.
You can make this process easier by creating a project group and requesting your time to share their feedback within a given timeline. This cuts the whole approach of scheduling a meeting and also saves everyone’s time and everyone’s inputs are captured in a repository which makes it easier to go back if more clarity is required.
4. Announcements Made Engaging
A company will have announcements to be made at any given point in time. It could be the latest deal that was signed with a client or achieving milestones. Does it sound like a good idea to mail this to the entire team when they already have 100s of unread emails sitting in their inbox? Obviously, not.
What if the announcements can be shared as a podcast entry to their entire team? They can carry on with their work while they can listen to the announcement at the same time.
Announcements can directly pop up right on your employee’s timeline.
5. Pick Brains with your Ears
Veteran employees can create a podcast channel to share their latest marketing insights which can be either open for the public or their closed group. This helps veterans to share their valuable knowledge with their entire team to implement it in their day-to-day tasks.
This bids adieu to the days when we had to sit for a long time when someone shares their experience or takes a lecture. Instead, the person can share her secret mantra from her couch while enjoying the fire and the employees can listen to them in the morning to get their motivation up and going.
Podcasts can be broadcasted to all the employees.
6. Welcome new employees
When a new employee joins a company in the remote work era, it’s going to be tough for that person to get to know the entire team and vice versa. This might keep them close-knitted only to the team they work for. If there was a physical workplace, the situation is different where they get to know each other with their physical presence.
With the help of tools like Sound Branch. They can share the introduction and voice notes of their key interests for everyone to get to know them outside of work.
With hybrid work models taking over the way people work, companies need to adopt at the earliest to keep their employees happy. With platforms like Sound Branch, companies can make the transition to a new communication model that makes working from home much easier.