If you’re running a business, you need to know how to effectively communicate with your employees. For the past few years, office digital signage for workplace communication has been on the rise. Why? Because it helps businesses harness the power of technology to do more, and do better.
Office Digital Signage for Workplace Communication
Office digital signage for workplace communication is a way of using digital screens in your office space to relay information to your employees. Many businesses are choosing to replace their bulletin boards, whiteboards, and internal email group sends with digital screens that allow for greater flexibility and customization.
With digital signage, you can post announcements, updates, and tasks directly onto screens around your office. That way, anyone walking by can quickly see what’s going on and what needs to get done—and you won’t have to worry about updating a bulletin board or sending out an email that’ll just clutter up or get lost in people’s inboxes.
Your employees are already familiar with digital screens, and they’re most likely coming into work with a smartphone in hand. That means they’ll have no problem understanding how to use digital signage, and they’ll already be used to that type of interface. Plus, when the information shared on the screen is constantly changing, it’s more likely to catch their attention. And you can even add QR codes to your office digital signage, giving employees instant access to deeper information, policies, procedures, feedback, and other forms.
Office Digital Signage Employee Content
Here are some types of employee-related content you can show on your office digital signage:
- Company news – Keep everyone abreast of what’s going on at the corporate level, or even at their local branch.
- Key performance indicators such as sales, profits, and customer satisfaction – Give everyone a sense of how well the company is doing.
- Internal job postings – Help people find out about opportunities they might not know about.
- Welcoming new hires – Get employees excited to meet new people and help them put a face with a name. Make new people feel welcome.
- Safety information – A great place for slides related to safe practices in the workplace or emergency protocols.
- Weather updates – Show you care about employees by letting them know about bad weather coming close early so employees can get home safely.
- Product Launches – a reminder of product launch and marketing activities
- Event Announcements – company events, charitable involvement, staff birthdays, and other celebrations
- Security information – Remind people of security procedures around computer passwords, client privacy, and proprietary company data.
Setting Up An Office Digital Signage System
Are you looking for an easy way to set up digital signage in your office? It’s easier than you think!
With modern digital signage software and internet-connected devices, you can get your message out in no time. Here are two ways to set up your office digital signage:
1. Leverage Existing Computer Screens
A more affordable option is to work with your existing computer network and turn it into a company-wide broadcasting system. This will let you communicate with employees via push notifications, lock screens, desktop wallpaper, and screensavers.
2. New Office Digital Signage Screens
With this option, you install digital signage screens at strategic places around the office area and have these dedicated screens continually showing your workplace messaging. This will have an initial capital cost for screens, players, and digital signage software [link].
Here are some office digital signage software tools to help you set up your workplace communication.
Option 1: Computer Network Software
You can make your existing computer network a company-wide broadcasting system by using our MessagePoint software to send push notifications, lock screens, desktop wallpaper, and screensavers to all devices within the network.
MessagePoint is an employee communications solution that makes it easy for company leaders to send push notifications, lock screens, desktop wallpaper, and screensavers to their employees.
Option 2: Dedicated Screens Software
You can also create digital signage for your office using dedicated TV screens and our digital signage software.
Just hang the TVs, add media players such as tiny stick PCs to their HDMI slots, and download our iPoint software. iPoint lets you create playlists of PowerPoint presentations, videos, and other files. Use them to roll out communications about meetings, events, safety messages, goals, and more. You can even add DataPoint to show live news and weather or company KPIs.
Option 3: Smart TV Software
If you’re looking to install some digital signage at your office, a great option is using a smart TV. With a smart TV, you already have a built-in media player, so there’s no need to purchase an additional piece of hardware to run your digital signage. All you need is a SignageTube account and an app on your smart TV.
A SignageTube account allows you to manage your digital signage playlists online via our easy-to-use web interface. You can use SignageTube on any device that has an internet browser; from desktop computers to mobile phones.
You can download the SignageTube app on your smart TV from the Google Play Store or App Store (depending on the brand). The app is easy to set up and use, and once it’s installed on your smart TV, you’ll be able to control the media playback schedules through our web interface.
Time to Take Action!
Studies show that the average employee spends over 6 hours a week in meetings and almost one-third of their workday reading and responding to emails. You don’t have to be a math whiz to know that this is an enormous waste of time and energy.
So stop using time-wasting meetings and excessive emails to update your team and engage your employees with office digital signage!
Questions about setting up your office communication system with digital signage? Contact us – we’d love to help.