At NRPR Group, we’re very lucky to have a tight-knit team that’s always got each other’s backs. We’re also lucky to have a flexible work environment that allows us to work remotely on Fridays and on special occasions when needed. These factors (and more) make it necessary to have an efficient and connected workplace, whether that’s in the office or on the go.

Today on the blog, we’re sharing some of our favorite tips for staying on top of communications with your team, and why it’s important to always stay connected!

1. Communication is KEY! Whether you’re a Fortune 500 company or a startup with five employees, great, clear lines of communication are vital for success. And how can you communicate well is your team is disjointed? Even if you’re in the office and able to communicate something verbally, our best practice is to always reply via email confirming what was discussed, so all involved parties are aware. We’re busy PR pros after all, and we can’t all always be in the office when client duties call! Close the email loop when something is done, acknowledge tasks, and share updates with your team as needed. It may seem like a big influx of emails, but you’ll be more in the loop than ever!

2. Your team is here to help. Having a well-connected team is great for staying on top of your tasks and delivering for clients, but it’s also make or break in times of emergencies. Unfortunately things happen and there will be times when your co-workers won’t be able to be at work. When this happens, there’s no time to waste. However, a connected team will know exactly where the pieces of the puzzle lay and how to put them together without missing a beat. We’re one team working toward one goal, and we’re always here to help a co-worker in need.

3. Simply put, it makes life easier. Who doesn’t want that? Of course nothing beats being in the office with your team, or being able to easily communicate via your desktop email, but we all know that’s not always the case. Tools like email apps on our cell phones, Slack and Dialpad for quick and streamlined communication, WhatsApp for when our team is international, and SO many more… we’re confident our team can stay in the loop on all initiatives no matter where we are.

These are just a few of the many reasons it’s important to keep connected with your team. When comm lines are broken and team members are left out of the loop, you’ll waste vital time trying to bring everyone up to speed instead of working toward your goals for your clients and customers. Putting these best practices in place, and maybe even a few of your own, will help ensure your team is riding the same wavelength day in and day out.

Speaking of which, we want to hear from you! How do you and your colleagues stay connected when you’re outside the office?  Let us know in the comments below and stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest news from NRPR Group by signing up for our bi-monthly newsletter, HUSTLE WITH A CONSCIENCE!