Set up core company teams to help people get work done.
Teams are the heart of PeerBie MyWork, where teams gather to get things done. Ensuring core teams are set up before launch helps drive immediate value and educates people on how they should be setting up their own groups for their day-to-day work.
1. Top down – bottom up feedback
Organizations communicate top-down to broadcast messages to employees, but communication should never be a one-way street. Creating a feedback loop helps ensure opinions and ideas from everyone feed into how the organization is run, and that employees feel valued and heard. With PeerBie MyWork, employees can engage with company announcements and provide open and valuable feedback through comments Start building your two-way communication strategy by moving company-wide email communications to an FYI group.
Examples of these teams include ‘All Employee FYI’, ‘London Announcements’, ‘UK Social’
2. Team communication
This is where the day-to-day work gets done. Think about each team in your organization and create a team for that team with the manager as an admin. Encourage your champions to create teams for each of the projects they’re leading as well. Next time someone goes to send a lengthy ‘mass email’ put it into the team or project team on PeerBie MyWork and collaborate much more efficiently.
Examples of these teams include ‘Marketing Team’, ‘Western Region HR Team’, ‘Website Relaunch Project’
3. Cross-functional collaboration
One of the more challenging communication flows for organizations is the ability to collaborate across regions, languages, and teams. With Workplace, you can grow and develop collective knowledge through open discussion or team PeerBie MyWork, helping to bring the whole organization together.
Examples of these groups include ‘Bright Ideas’, ‘Customer Experience Ideas’, ‘IT Helpdesk’. Also, think about having a feedback group for each team so everyone knows exactly how to reach out to them. Some examples include ‘Marketing Feedback’, ‘IT Feedback’
4. Working with people outside your company
PeerBie MyWork is not just for your internal employees. You can work with external collaborators like agencies, vendors and volunteers in PeerBie MyWork using External Teams. For more information on External Teams, check out this guide
Pro Tip: Adding ‘EXT’ to the name of External Team will highlight to your internal team members that this is a team with people outside your organization.
Tactical how to
When creating your groups make sure you think about:
Who is the intended audience for the group and how useful is it to people in the organization?
- Open – Anyone can find the team using search and see the content (Note: content from open teams can appear on anyone’s newsfeed)
- Closed – Anyone can find the team and see its description using PeerBie MyWork search but only members can see the content
- Private – Only members of the team can find the team and see the content
Who do you want to be able to post on the team? Think about the importance of the content (e.g. you might only want select people to post in an all-company team)
- Service permissions
- Anyone can take action with services
There are several ways to control membership to teams
- Individual invite – Invite colleagues one by one (good for small team teams)
- CSV invite – Invite people using a list of email addresses (perfect for large groups 25+)
- Define your team naming convention.
- Define and create your launch day team structure and then create your teams for launch ensuring you have admins and a content strategy in place.
- Bring repetitive or common workflows into PeerBie MyWork (HR/IT Helpdesk for example).
- Make sure announcement teams are moderated to control content quality.