Here at Atlassian HipChat, we take full advantage of the ability to create custom emoticons within HipChat. Our rooms and private chats are full of them, and they go a long way toward making work feel less like work. Some of our most-loved and most-used emoticons are ones that haven’t been shared publicly…until now, that is!
This is a guest post by Bryn Huntpalmer, Editor-in-Chief at Modernize.
Here at Modernize, our work is helping homeowners improve their spaces by keeping their energy profile at the forefront. But we don’t think energy efficiency has to end at the home’s front door. We take our ethos of conservation with us into everything we do, from helping a homeowner remodel to making our business work more smoothly than ever. And we do it all with the help of group chat in HipChat.
At HipChat, we us some emoticons. We use them all the time in our team chats and conversations, and they’re a big part of our company culture. We love them so much, we conducted a study to see how people are using emoticons in the workplace.
Our results show that people are not only using emoticons and emojis in their workplace communications but also feel that they positively influence the way they work with their teams. For instance, 95% of people said they’re likely to send an emoticon to a coworker.
As engineering teams become more distributed, communication is key to shipping quality products fast. But when working across time zones, email and traditional meetings present challenges like finding meeting times, managing incidents, and keeping conversations confidential. Enterprise chat tools—built for security and scale—solve these problems by keeping global teams in sync and moving forward.
When you’re on mobile, it likely means you’re on the go or just straight busy. While it may not be time for a full discussion, you need quick ways to communicate with your team. New features on our iOS app—like the ability to reply from notifications and swipe through unread messages—help you connect with your team faster, so you can keep on keepin’ on.
If you use cloud services for work, you know that the skies are not alway clear. When a storm hits a service you rely on, you need to know immediately so your customers don’t get rained on, too. Thanks to StatusPage, you can subscribe to the status pages of your tools to get alerts via email, SMS, RSS…and now right where you’re collaborating, HipChat!