Facebook Workplace is a communication and productivity tool for businesses. It utilizes the great parts of Facebook to help companies work together more effectively. Take a look at the 10 creative ways to engage employees on Facebook Workplace.
1. Move daily communication into Workplace chat
Let’s face it, workers get a lot of email. Guide employees to move conversations from email to Facebook Workplace chat. This way email can focus on the larger form letters or correspondence with clients. For the daily chit chat, keep it in Facebook Workplace.
2. Login to Facebook Workplace with single-sign-on
If your employees can sign in with their omnipresent SSO username and password, it makes logging in that much easier. That’s why companies should be utilizing Okta, Lastpass, Microsoft Azure, or one of the many single-sign-on (SSO) providers. Both Recognize and Facebook Workplace support SSO.
3. Create groups to organize projects or teams
Facebook Workplace really shines with how content can be organized into groups. Recognition group, cycling group, engineering group, investment group, leadership group, are a few examples you can create. Plus, you can always remove groups later so don’t be conservative.
4. Add integrations from existing business tools
Employees do not want more websites to visit in their daily work. Instead, integrate all of your tools and services into one place, like in Facebook Workplace. For instance, add your employee recognition program, your cloud storage, and other processes into Facebook Workplace.
5. Add an employee recognition integration into Workplace
Tying into #4, employee recognition fits really nicely into Facebook Workplace. People naturally praise others in Facebook Workplace, so your organization might as well turn those ad hoc recognitions into official endorsements. That’s what we are doing at Recognize.
6. Use Facebook Workplace events to schedule meetings
The more we are in one app the faster we can move around. Facebook Workplace events gives you the power of Facebook events, but for your company. For example, create discussion groups around events for your team.
7. Improve culture with Facebook Workplace
Facebook Workplace allows leaders to share their vision in a live video feed, like Facebook Live. It will connect leaders with the rest of the organization. Also in Facebook Workplace, use a group for a newsletter to keep the company up to speed.
8. Get consensus on an issue using reactions
Facebook gives your company instant feedback on any topic with a range of responses. With enterprise products that offer employee surveys for $500 a month, this added benefit helps clarify the ROI of adding Facebook Workplace.
9. Share authenticated content in Facebook Workplace
Most companies have an intranet in Sharepoint or a custom internal website, but sharing that content on Facebook isn’t trivial and will take a bit of setup. To learn more go here.
10. Empower users by making them admins of specific groups
Employees crave more than money. Employees want autonomy, power, status, and access. Allow employees to create their own groups or assign passionate, top employees to be admins of groups. Ideas include a green initiative, project management improvements, ideation, sports and hobbies, or any KPI you want to drive. Help your employees feel empowered by having autonomy over processes or groups.
Facebook is just getting warmed up
Facebook Workplace launched last year and the attention is growing. With the advent of more apps to integrate, Facebook Workplace may become a major player for enterprise intranets.