5 Ways to Improve Communication at Work

5 Ways to Improve Communication at Work

Optimal communication in the workplace is paramount to a successful business. But in our digital era, work communication is also evolving and becoming more challenging. In particular, we now face three new challenges in business communication. First, there is so much information that we are all in overdrive most of the time. Second, our attention spans are shorter than before, and we are constantly asked to multitask. Finally, we can use a multitude of communication channels, whereas we had unique human interactions before. So how do we get the message across in the workplace? In a nutshell, it all comes down to expressing the message as briefly and efficiently as possible and choosing the right channel to communicate it.

Below is our list of ways to improve communication at work, compiled from advice from communication experts and our expertise in digital collaboration .
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Getting started with ReactJS and eXo Platform portlet development

Getting started with ReactJS and eXo Platform portlet development

This article is a repost from Grégory Picavet’s own blog. Grégory is the tech lead on collaborative portal projects for a French Ministry, and a web development passionate.

Tech Lead on a collaborative portal at a French Ministry, and web development passionate

Here is the first post of what I hope will be many posts dedicated to web development!

In this article, I would like to share some information about the eXo Platform portal and ReactJS. You’ll learn how to set up a simple ReactJS and node.js development stack, build a standalone app, and package it all to a portlet.
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Platform 4.4 Sneak Peek: Member Lists in Chat Rooms

Platform 4.4 Sneak Peek: Member Lists in Chat Rooms

This post is part of a series of articles that will introduce some noteworthy improvements to eXo Platform 4.4. Watch this blog for more product news in the upcoming weeks.

With the increasing popularity of the eXo Chat application, rightfully you’ve been demanding many improvements. We’ve heard you and we’re starting a series of changes that should make chatting in eXo a much more pleasing experience.

Until now, except for the owner of the room, there was no way to know who was participating in a chat room. We were all left to send a “Hi there, who’s online?” These dark days are now over because all group rooms will now display a list of members.
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Fostering business innovation with digital collaboration

Fostering business innovation with digital collaboration

Innovation is what separates business leaders from second place holders. The level to which it is embraced is what makes or breaks companies. Compare Apple with Nokia for instance—countless research papers have been written on the Apple vs Nokia war, some focusing on phones, others on developer ecosystems, and the list goes on. But in a nutshell, Apple won because it was just better at innovation.
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Four Ways to Use an Enterprise Wiki

Four Ways to Use an Enterprise Wiki

Enterprise wikis are designed to be simple collaborative documentation engines and easy to use in a corporate context.

One of the intents of a wiki is to avoid formal publication and limit formatting options. Unlike CMSs, wikis focus on allowing people to read and contribute content. The collaborative model of a wiki explicitly encourages broad and open participation.

Despite its laudable intentions, the wiki software packages remain very generic tools for free collaboration. So where to start? How can a company leverage its Enterprise Wiki? Here are some use cases that we’ve seen with our customers.
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Cartoon of the Week: NFL games on live streaming with free Twitter apps

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With its stock down almost 35% in the past year, it’s clear that Twitter’s core app is no longer the workhorse for attracting more users, and consequently more advertisers.

That’s why the company decided to try to stimulate user growth by creating a highly engaged audience around live events, especially sports.

The latest app is coming to Xbox One, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, which viewers can use to watch NFL games on Thursday nights. And that’s not all. It will also include content from NBA and Bloomberg News.

And the great thing is that users won’t need a Twitter account or a pay-TV subscription to watch the content. It’s free!

So get comfortable. Thursday night football is live on Twitter app!
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Platform 4.4 Sneak Peek: Improved Document Activities

Platform 4.4 Sneak Peek: Improved Document Activities

This post is part of a series of articles that will introduce some noteworthy improvements to eXo Platform 4.4. Watch this blog for more product news in the upcoming weeks.

When a lot of information arrives in the activity stream, it’s easy to get confused about where things are coming from. In addition, we’ve heard feedback from some users who needed a way to reach the original location of a document that was shared in the activity stream.

Based on that feedback, we made some changes to give users a bit more context and to create better behaviors for document activities. Here’s an example of what a document’s activity may look like now.
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