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    Meeting Communication and Collaboration in a Hybrid Work Environment

    | April 29, 2022, By Bob Ritter.

    Zoho Cliq and Zoho Connect Fill Today’s Organization’s Hybrid Communication Needs

    Businesses are continuing to adapt to ever-changing realities. Nothing is more essential to an organization than its ability to communicate and meet efficiently and effectively. We require tools that enable us to interact in a hybrid work environment with some working from a traditional office location, while others are at home or on the road. 

    Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Communication

    Businesses today are staffed with employees and contractors across multiple time zones and in different parts of the world. In addition, hectic schedules make it prohibitive to coordinate schedules for real-time communications. Zoho Cliq and Connect features enable asynchronous interactions. Employees can consume communications without disrupting their focus and respond to messages when it is appropriate or possible for them.

    The Solution

    Zoho Cliq and Zoho Connect is a unified team collaboration platform that addresses today’s business needs. 

    Zoho Cliq and Zoho Connect is a unified team collaboration platform that addresses today’s business needs

    What is Zoho Cliq?

    Cliq joined the Zoho family of products in 2017 as a business messaging tool, joining a market that included competitors like Slack and the then-recently launched Microsoft Teams.

    What is Zoho Cliq?

    Since Cliq’s inception, the focus has shifted to productivity and building internal communication tools with remote and hybrid workplaces in mind. Zoho Cliq 3.0 can be used to communicate in a variety of ways, from audio and video calls to instant messaging to sharing screens or media files. Teams can create small widgets and programs that can be used to speed up work and boost productivity.

    Zoho Cliq is also available as a standalone app in the form of a desktop app, a web browser app, or a mobile app for iOS and Android

    Part of the Zoho One suite of business software and Zoho Workplace Suite, Zoho Cliq is also available as a standalone app in the form of a desktop app, a web browser app, or a mobile app for iOS and Android. Since introducing the remote and hybrid work features, Zoho Cliq has experienced 300% growth in the use of daily messages and 400% growth in the use of meetings.

    What is Zoho Connect?

    Zoho Connect is team collaboration software that unifies team members, corporate resources, and applications a team needs. It is a modern-day intranet solution for better employee communication and engagement. Connect offers a digital space where teams and all employees can share information, exchange ideas, and turn shared goals into action items. 

    What is Zoho Connect?

    With the implementation of Zoho Connect, the team members can share ideas, hold real-time discussions, contact each other, create their own applications, build a knowledge base, manage work plans, and more.

    Zoho Connect centralizes all your internal communications. Connect provides a modern intranet to engage employees and keeps everyone in the workplace updated about what’s happening in the organization.

    Connect is part of Zoho Workplace Suite and is included with Zoho One. Zoho Connect is also available as a standalone application. Both Cliq and Connect are browser agnostic and are accessible from mobile devices.

    Use Cliq for Synchronous Communication

    Cliq Offers:

    • Direct chat and Channels for team chats
    • Voice or video calls 
    • Team meetings
    • An intuitive interface
    • Personalization  

     

    Connect Is Great for Collaboration: 

    • Announcements 
    • Project planning
    • Project discussions
    • General feedback
    • Monthly or weekly updates
    • Project assignments
    • Tracking projects
    • Creating documents together
    • Using a central repository of information

    ZOHO Connect Is Great for Collaboration

    Integration is Built Into Zoho

    Zoho Workplace Suite apps are deeply integrated with each other and allow you to use one app from another. Zoho Cliq and Connect are well integrated. The chat bar and Channels in the Zoho Connect screen are powered by Zoho Cliq. If you create Channels in Connect, you can also access them from Zoho Cliq.

    Conclusion

    Empower your organization’s communication and collaboration with Zoho Cliq and Zoho Connect. Eliminate silos with one integrated platform that will save your business money, and time and increase productivity.

    Contact First Direct Corporation

    Contact First Direct Corporation if you want a better way to ‘Connect’ all your employees. As a Zoho Authorized Partner, our Zoho experts will help you understand how Zoho Cliq and Zoho Connect can enable your team to collaborate better and faster, and communicate easier than ever. Contact us at (845) 221-3800 or fill out our online form here to send your queries to us.

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      Bob Ritter

      President

      (845) 221-3800

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