How Chat Apps Are Shaping Conversations Around the World

How Chat Apps Are Shaping Conversations Around the World

Email has been the dominant method of business communication for quite some time. However, that is changing rapidly: Chat apps have begun to revolutionize how companies and communities communicate. It’s faster and in a variety of instances, more effective than email, creating conversations in real-time.

Here are several companies solving real-world problems with better communication using group chat apps.

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Connect, Communicate and Collaborate with your team using ChatWork + Instabug

Connect, Communicate and Collaborate with your team using ChatWork + Instabug

Today, ChatWork announces its integration with Instabug, a service that helps mobile app developers to improve customer experience via an app feedback mechanism. App developers that integrate the Intabug SDK can now collect feedback through ChatWork’s platform and collaboratively share and discuss user feedback within teams.

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Global Trends Emerging from the Growing Gig Economy

Global Trends Emerging from the Growing Gig Economy

While it's projected that one-third of U.S. workers engaged in freelance work last year, some experts expect this number to jump to nearly three-quarters of the workforce by 2020. This has created a “gig economy” where remote workers are increasing in number by the day. These gig workers aren't constrained to just one employer, providing them the freedom they may adore. As it turns out, the growing gig economy is also affecting the world around it.

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Qualities to Look for in a Chat App for Your Business

Qualities to Look for in a Chat App for Your Business

There are many reasons why an increasing number of businesses are turning to chat apps for effective communication in the workplace.

In a recent internal experiment, Halton Housing Trust, a company that owns and manages 6,400 homes and employs 280 people, found that the employees typically spent 40% of their work weeks sending and responding to emails that added no value to the business.

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Unique Employee Benefits Offered by Companies Around the World

Unique Employee Benefits Offered by Companies Around the World

Paid sick days, flex time and free lunches have become rather cliché in the world of popular employee benefits. Forward-thinking employers have invented new ways to boost staff morale, productivity and happiness. Here are unique, sometimes wacky, employee perks from around the world.

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5 Technologies That Are Increasing Employee Happiness

5 Technologies That Are Increasing Employee Happiness

Technology has evolved in leaps and bounds over the past few years. While these advances make many areas of our lives better, one of the hallmarks of great innovations is that they make it easier to do business. Since studies have shown that happy employees are up to 20 percent more productive than their gloomy colleagues, it's obvious that increasing worker happiness could have financial benefits. Fortunately, many technologies are focusing on just that.

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