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Digital Signage Can Keep Non-Desk Workers Informed

According to the Harvard Business Review, employees who feel informed about current business initiatives and activities make for better and more loyal workers. More than 1/3rd US employees don’t understand why changes are happening in their company, which leads to a decrease in employee engagement.

People perform better when they know their work is valued and their efforts contribute to the overall success of the organization. From a management perspective, sharing information is a key part of establishing buy-in with your team, however, it isn’t always easy. Three out of Four employees are non-desk workers, and in manufacturing or logistics organizations, many employees do not have regular access to computers. This makes real-time communications an even greater challenge. However, implementing a digital signage solution can help bridge this gap.

Toshiba digital signage can be used across your facility to keep your non-desk employees on task and informed (85% OF THESE WORKERS feel the communication they receive on the job isn’t enough). On the warehouse floor, digital signage can be integrated with any number of back end systems to provide real-time information such as order status, daily quota information, supply chain updates, shipping and receiving data, as well as longer-term cumulative information and performance analytics.

In high-traffic common areas, such as entrances and break rooms, digital signage can deliver important business updates, HR communications, training classes, employee recognition, and even display approved social media feeds.

Not keeping all employees informed can end up costing a company a lot of money. In addition to the lack of engagement leading to lower productivity, the inability to relay new compliance regulations to staff can cost on average around $14.82 million annually.

Thankfully, digital signage solutions are easier than ever to implement, and modern content management systems make it simple to upload and publish your content to any location across your organization. So, if you are wondering how digital signage can impact your team, we’re here to help you get started. From site surveys to installation, to content development, our team can help keep your non-desk workforce stay productive and keep them informed about important company initiatives.

If you are interested in learning more about using Toshiba digital signage solutions, please feel free to contact us to learn more.

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Digital Signage for Churches

A house of worship is so much more than a building: It is a community bustling with ministry, youth activities, social clubs and so much more. Weekend services, no doubt, draw the largest congregation, but most campuses play host to activities and events throughout the week.

When you account for classroom study, prayer groups, music programs, intermural sports, senior clubs, just to name a few, many houses of worship are home to thousands of events each year. But with so many opportunities, it is almost impossible, even for frequent visitors, to comprehend the beehive of activity.

Growing and maintaining community involvement is a lot of work. To make it successful, a comprehensive communication plan is imperative—digital signage should be part of this plan.

Sure, digital signage is not the single answer to your communication strategy. Sunday announcements, websites, social media, and printed bulletins (by the way, Toshiba can help you here, too) all play a role. However, digital signage is certainly the most versatile tool available for spreading information across your campus. From large to small, digital signage can deliver messages to your guests at any point in their journey:

  • Large outdoor LED signage to greet passing motorists
  • Indoor LED or multi-panel video walls in larger public spaces to welcome guests and for tone setting
  • LCD panels to deliver messaging in any high traffic environment
  • Interactive touch screen kiosks to explore detailed information
  • Information boards placed outside of any room to display event details

Beyond the hardware, digital signage as a platform allows you to deliver beautifully designed content that can be changed at any time. It can be scheduled in advance or immediately on demand. So the video content you’ve created for “Aester Sunday” can planned weeks in advance, but correcting the typo to correctly read “Easter Sunday” can be done on the spot. No tearing down posters or reprinting.

As a platform to communicate to a mass audience, there is really no better choice. But what information should you communicate? The possibilities are only limited by your imagination. Here are a few ideas to start with:

Welcoming new members or staff to the congregation

  • Ministry news
  • Weekly prayer list
  • Sunday service schedule
  • Inspirational quotes
  • Daily event schedule
  • Upcoming special event promos
  • Video or photo highlights from previous events
  • Group or club opportunities
  • Social media

There is so much opportunity to boost the visitor experience and to keep the community engaged that the potential of digital signage cannot be overlooked. At Toshiba, we are happy to serve as your trusted digital signage advisor. From hardware to software, and from content creation to data integration, we are more than happy to help you each step along the way.

If you are interested in learning more about using our Toshiba digital signage solutions, please contact us.