How to Communicate a Team With a Big Generation Gap

  1. The way they communicate,
  2. Their digital efficiency,
  3. Their cultural values and preferences.
  • A modern, simple-to-use inter-communication app such as Slack or BlogIn should be easy to handle for all employees. BlogIn, a simple internal blog tool, is more suitable for long-form content, while Slack shines best as a chat app for teams. You can even integrate BlogIn and Slack to enable optimal information flow between the two platforms and get the best internal communication experience for your team.
  • Desktop and email notifications keep all employees informed and up-to-date with new and relevant content posted on the platform, making it easy for them to stay in the loop and consume the information at their own pace.
  • You can even motivate employees to boost their potential by assigning different roles within the app (like Editor or Writer). Then try giving them a bit more unusual tasks, such as writing a short manual, work-related news, meeting minutes, or a review.
  • Being able to easily respond, comment or reply to other teammates writings boosts collaboration and the engagement within the team.
  • Also, not everybody is always invited or able to attend all the important meetings, which is exactly why this way of knowledge sharing is beneficial to building a healthy and efficient work environment — no matter how diverse your team is.
  • Keep in mind that most modern apps are built to motivate you to use them frequently, and even become addicted to them. So, don’t fear the game and let your teammates naturally learn the benefits of such a tool.

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