At Tribe, we’ve been fans of the enterprise social network, Jive for a while now. So we were very excited to hear that they announced a few new products to further drive employee engagement and communication. Going with the trend, these apps are increasingly focused on mobile capabilities. All in all, these seem like really useful resources and channels for employees to communicate with colleagues and management.
Called “the app that gets the word out, sparks conversation and measures the impact”, Jive Daily aims to be a responsive, singular channel for sending out company announcements. The benefits of using Jive Daily over a more traditional announcement channel like email are immediately apparent. The app is ready to go right out of the box, it offers collaborative posting, targeted group messaging, live feedback and real time metrics, so you know you’re being heard.
Daily also allows employees to comment directly to specific correspondence, so it gets the dialogue going. It allows announcements to be sent to people on the go or in the office, and employees can customize their notifications, so they can get information in the way that works best for them.
Chime brings chat functionality to the corporate world. By linking to the company directory, the app allows employees to have one-on-one or group chats with anyone in the organization without having to collect contact information. These conversations can be held on your computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone, and can be transferred between your devices without losing information.
As with Jive Daily, employees can fine-tune how they’re notified, so they aren’t bombarded with alerts in group settings. This added flexibility is a great feature for this generation of mobile apps.
This app hasn’t hit the market yet, but when it does, we think it will be a real hit. Employee directories have really been left out in terms of new tech and upgrades. Jive People is out to right this injustice. With this app, employees will be able to access the company directory on the go, they can organize it into teams and favorites and it allows them to easily call, email or chat (presumably through Chime) people directly from the app.
Again, the biggest upgrade to the traditional directory is the ability to take it mobile. This increased interconnectivity and on-the-go capability will be crucial to the way your company works in the future, we can almost guarantee that.
Keep an eye out for these awesome new apps. We here at Tribe will certainly be keeping tabs on them and seeing how they perform once they’ve had a chance to be used out in the field. These are sleek, intuitive answers to a lot of issues we’ve been seeing lately, and we can’t wait to see how they change the market.