Teams is Microsoft’s real time messaging platform. Its strength is in group chat and video conferencing. It’s a whole lot less effective at sharing company news and events, though. If that’s something your company needs, then GroupNews is for you.
Single Source of Truth
Let’s face it. Using Teams as an archive of company information simply doesn’t work. Posts get lost when new ones come in. Info doesn't always reach everyone who needs it. Important content ends up getting repeated for different people at different times. It’s simply not up for the task.
GroupNews can be your company’s single source of truth for important company information that everyone needs to know. With its global feed front and center, the content from different department or team channels is combined and collated for everyone’s benefit. Of course, you can deep dive into those individual channels to narrow your focus if you’d like.
Plus, every story, event, or deadline you publish has its own page URL, easily shareable, referenceable, and bookmarkable, so they don’t get lost in a sea of endless updates. Seems simple, but this is the way online content should work, and many apps obfuscate or forget this.
Elevating Event Management
While Teams does have calendaring functionality built in, it's buried under different Teams in Teams (yup, Microsoft Teams has a section in it named Teams. Stellar naming, isn’t it?). Being buried, this calendar suffers from being out of sight, out of mind.
With GroupNews, each department can publish important events and deadlines in their own channels. And following our “single source of truth” approach, the events get pulled together in everyone’s global feed. This ensures that everyone in your company knows what’s coming up today, tomorrow, next week, and beyond.
Contextual Discussions and Community
While Teams is good at quick conversations, GroupNews has a different approach. By default, each story, event, and deadline has a discussion section your entire company can participate in. This way, discussions are relevant and on-topic. Everyone in your company is empowered to engage in meaningful conversations, share insights, and spin off discussion threads using the content at hand as a jumping off point. Later on, because discussions are in context, people can easily find what they need in order to be fully informed.
Sometimes it's essential to know that critical information is read and understood.
With GroupNews, you can request acknowledgement from everyone in your group on any important story, event, or deadline. This way, you know who’s seen it and who hasn’t.
Try doing that in Teams.
Stay Informed and Stay Connected
As you can see, GroupNews and Teams really serve two different purposes. Teams is good at real-time conversations, but not much else. GroupNews on the other hand, enhances your existing internal communication strategy by providing a structured and centralized source of truth for your organization’s important news and events.
Level up your company’s communication platform and keep everyone in the loop with GroupNews.