You’ve just purchased one or more of the Connecteam hubs, great job! Now what?

As you may know, people don’t always welcome change with open arms. The same goes for your employees. Successful adoption requires some time investment and encouragement from leadership. Invest your time in the initial setup and the rest will be smooth sailing. Luckily, at Connecteam, we pride ourselves on making the app very easy to use and understand!

Engaging Content

Start by creating engaging content. Engaging content will create buzz and activity that you can later leverage for engagement on less exciting content, like company policies or payroll.

Getting the Word Out

One way to get the word out is with an app ambassador. An ambassador is more than just a lofty title. The ambassador should be an employee that enjoys speaking in public, holds an axis position within the organization, that the team trusts, and has excellent knowledge of the app and its capabilities.

Creating some buzz for the app is very helpful before you ask employees to download it. So, if you have a company intranet, corporate email or even a board of announcements in your company, announcing the launch of the app using these channels will help create a buzz.

Your App Can Empower Your Employees

Remember, your app is a great way to improve and enhance team engagement and communication. For example, you can use Connecteam’s Update feature to acknowledge an employee's achievements or even help them use the app. Aside from being able to create your own content, Conneteam provides you with templates to help you get started as well as tutorial videos for your employees. Another example would be Connecteam’s Events feature. Which is best for company get-togethers, parties, or outdoor activities!

Successful apps create welcome updates and surveys to engage employee sentiment.

Share proper training and tools that will improve performance and provide employees with the tools they need to succeed. Every employee wants to feel valued and appreciated and Connecteam is a great tool to share your appreciation.

Your News Room

Share in the excitement! Are you introducing new products in your company? Did you purchase new equipment? Are you planning to have a sale? Sharing is caring. Keep your employees updated, make them feel connected, and empower them to do a great job!

Benchmark

Full adoption usually takes between 2 to 6 weeks depending on the number of employees.

Which Assets Should I Add?

The answer to this question depends on your needs. That being said, our chat asset is a great way to get employees involved in the conversation. The directory is another useful asset where your employees can find contact info for fellow coworkers and ensure they are reaching out to the correct work contacts.

If you intend to create onboarding material or training that would containPDFs, images, videos, or other media files, our courses asset is a good choice. After adding all relevant information to a training module, you can for instance add a quiz at the end to test employee knowledge.

It’s recommended to display only the assets you need and are actively using in your app. 

General Tips

Consider the Connecteam app as you would a social network. To keep employees engaged, you need to create and share engaging content. Engaging content can be a mix of daily working procedures, employee benefits info, and company updates that your desk-less workforce has been missing out on.

You can and should use assets likeupdates to increase engagement. An image or GIF is always more appealing than text and more likely to be remembered. This asset is designed to encourage conversation. Employees can like and comment on these updates.

Make sure to link all the relevant websites or company intranet to the app. Employees should be able to find all the information related to the company in the palm of their hands.

Design Suggestions

When you think of branding you usually think of it in relation to marketing but having a powerful “employer brand” can improve productivity and engagement too. Start by changing asset names in the sidebar of your LaunchPad or customize icons and colors to match your company branding.

Successful companies customize assets to match their brand and unique needs. For example, surveys can be changed to a more casual and informal title like: "We want to hear from you” if that’s a better cultural fit for your organization.

Another tip - encourage the team to upload their profile pictures. It makes the app more personal and more fun to work with.

Involve your team

We will keep you posted about new Connecteam features and updates. Make the team part of it by using the update asset.

Push notifications are another great communication tool: They are easy, quick, and everybody uses them on their smartphones.

Conclusion

Connecteam provides a lot of fantastic features to help you keep your employees engaged and in the know. With the ability to customize almost all the features, you can tailor each feature to fit your company’s needs.

If you need more inspiration on ways to get your employees involved, never hesitate to reach out to your personal Customer Success Manager!

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