The main motive of most companies behind getting enterprise collaboration software is to engage their employees and increase the internal interactions for better team-work. However employees are usually drained under the work stress and unrealistic timelines and thus do not show interest in engaging in any extra activities including the enterprise collaboration software. But by using some engaging activities and ensuing that your employees learn the benefits of this software in a fun way you can make sure they not only get used to buy also enjoy using this software.

Here are 5 ways to ensure that all your employees engage through enterprise collaboration software;

1) Start talking to employees via instant messaging
All the department HOD’s should be advised to start using instant messaging application to communicate to their team members. Once the members get habituated to this system they will automatically start interacting with all fellow colleagues using this super convenient medium.

2) Take a mandatory poll
Start a relevant poll which is important o everyone working in the organization and make it mandatory for all employees to give their suggestions. Make sure the results of the poll are announced and the desired changes as per the poll are implemented to win the faith of your employees on this new system.

3) Start data sharing through the software
This initiative can be taken up by the HR. Start sharing important data like monthly payslips, taxation details, appraisal details, leave maintenance and attendance registration through the enterprise collaboration software. This will not only make the process more systematic but also force the employees to voluntarily keep visiting the software for essential information.

4) Start rewarding
Introduce monthly rewards and recognitions for best performers of that month, and even if you already have that system in place announce these recognitions on your enterprise collaboration software. Your employees will be keep to stay tunes to see who toped the list.

5) Add the personal touch
Keep a contest for the employees to share images of the best paintings done by their children. All the employees will be excited to share such images and it will be a good starting point to get them used to using social intranet. This will work even better if the best ones are gratified with good gifts. Make this activity a weekly or monthly affair to ensure continuous engagement.

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