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Fostering collaboration with your deskless workers

Posted by Julia Borgini on 3/29/18 12:10 PM

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Topics: Facebook, Workplace by Facebook, Future Workplace, collaboration

5 innovative ways to improve internal communications

Posted by Julia Borgini on 3/7/18 12:51 PM

"We haven’t sent an organization-wide email in months," Kirsty Traill, VP of Customers at Hootsuite"

This comment was music to my ears. The last large company I worked for had locations across the country and around the world, so dealing with those mass announcement emails was a pain. There was always that one person who 'replied all', thereby starting off an email chain that lasted for days and you just couldn't get off of.

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Topics: Workplace, Workplace by Facebook, Communications, Team Oriented

[Infographic] When Work Bots, Chat Apps, and People Collide

Posted by Bill Cushard on 12/6/17 9:00 AM

Kevin Johnson, president and chief executive officer of Starbucks, took the stage at the 2017 annual shareholder meeting. During the part of the presentation when he talked about company initiatives, Johnson raised a question Starbucks has been working on. "How can we better connect with our store managers, and how can we help store managers create community amongst each other?" The answer to both of these questions lies in the decision to implement Workplace by Facebook at Starbucks in January 2017

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Topics: Future Workplace, Facebook, chatbots, Bots

Hootsuite Hasn't Sent a Company-Wide Email in Months and Communications is Way Better

Posted by Bill Cushard on 10/26/17 9:00 AM

On October 18, 2017, Workplace by Facebook hosted a fireside chat called Workplace Goes Live with Hootsuite. Ursula Llabres, Customer Growth Lead for the Americas at Workplace by Facebook interviewed Kirsty Traill, VP of Customers at Hootsuite, who is responsible for Global Customer Support, Voice of Customer, Customer Experience and Customer Marketing. It is a fairly large team of 80 people across 5 global locations, which by itself demonstrates the priority Hootsuite places on being customer-focused. 

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Topics: Workplace, Hootsuite, Converse AI

4 Reasons to Run Your ChatOps in Workplace by Facebook Groups

Posted by Jacob Teal on 10/24/17 9:00 AM

ChatOps is a hot topic. And when I say hot, I am speaking mostly about the conversations people have about what chat tool people should use to receive notifications. Among the top of the list is Slack, HipChat (Stride, coming soon), Flowdock, Teams, IRC (ok, maybe not IRC)? Each is good. You can run "chat operations" on them. But let's take a step back.

What is chatops? 

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Topics: Workplace, Chatops

4 Ways Customer Success Teams Can Solve Big Challenges with Workplace By Facebook

Posted by Sarah E. Brown on 10/17/17 9:00 AM

Customer Success teams already have an array of software solutions at their disposal to increase renewals, customer lifetime value (CLTV) and mitigate churn. Gainsight, Salesforce, Learndot, and other platforms are indispensable for driving successful customer outcomes. But these tools leave a notable gap in the realm of day-to-day workflow and productivity. Many Customer Success teams are mired in email, stuck playing phone tag, and are struggling to communicate effectively with customers, among their own teams, and across other company departments and with their leadership teams. Customer Success teams need a better way to conduct the actual work of enabling success for their customers that still happens mostly outside the aforementioned platforms.

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Topics: Customer Success, Workplace

How Hive Incorporated Safety Officer for Workplace by Facebook Into Its Hurricane Harvey Emergency Action Plan

Posted by Bill Cushard on 10/5/17 9:00 AM

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the purpose of an emergency action plan is to "facilitate and organize employer and employee actions during workplace emergencies." One of the minimum requirements of an emergency action plan is to account for all employees after an emergency evacuation has been completed. In other words, employees should be notified that an evacuation needs to commence and once that occurs, the employer must account for all employees who were impacted.

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Topics: Facebook, Future Workplace, Workplace by Facebook, Safety Officer

Account for Employees During and After an Emergency using Workplace by Facebook

Posted by Bill Cushard on 9/26/17 9:00 AM

"An incident just happened by our office in North America. Are our people OK? Do we know where they are?"

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Topics: Safety Officer, Workplace

5 Workplace by Facebook Integrations You Need to Implement Now

Posted by Bill Cushard on 5/15/17 9:00 AM

On April 18, 2017, at Facebook's F8 Conference, the Workplace team made several announcements that extend the functionality of Workplace to include much more useful functions to improve a company's ability to get more done, make faster decisions, and communicate better. Many of these announcements are long awaited improvements that will make many organizations very happy.

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Topics: Workplace, Bots

How to Implement Workplace by Facebook

Posted by Bill Cushard on 3/17/17 9:00 AM

Worldwide spending on enterprise software was $314 billion in 2015 and expected to rise. This amount does not include the money and resources spent on professional services, migrations, integration work, training, and support. Organizations are spending big money on software. The problem is that nearly half of all software projects fail. Forrester Research has found that 49% of CRM projects fail, and according to CSO Insights, less than 40% have full scale end-user adoption. 

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Topics: Gartner, Future Workplace, Workplace, Software Adoption