HR has its head in the cloud
Speaking reductively, one of the primary functions of HR professionals is to facilitate communication within the company, both between employees as well as between management and staff. As HumanResourcesIQ stated, this task has heretofore been limited by the threshold of technology that companies have had access to over the decades. Until recently, that has left precious few options mainly, telephone, face-to-face and, in more recent years, email.
According to HRIQ, there has tended to be an inverse relationship as far as these technologies are concerned between convenience and clarity the faster and more convenient a communication format, the more likely it is that part of the intended message will be garbled or lost. In fact, according to the sites data, email only tends to convey on average around 7 percent of the senders message, with the rest being lost in translation due to lack of context, tone and body language.
Communication going global
Like any other tool, global communication technologies are only as effective as the user makes them.