Communication is the Key to Leadership

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The strongest leaders in history, whether in public service or business, have shown the ability to communicate and connect with their audiences, especially in times of trouble. Crisis situations and high-profile incidents call for timely and effective responses. 

With Evertel, you can improve your organization’s leadership capabilities while enhancing performance, team strategy, and overall effectiveness. 

Evertel’s secure online platform, which is already used by many police departments, fire departments, and local government offices throughout the nation, eliminates many communication concerns that impact leaders—regardless of the size and scope of their organizations.

Email Is No Longer Effective

In times of crisis, leaders cannot expect busy employees and officers to constantly check for email updates. Critical information gets lost easily, and you cannot confirm that they received or read the email.

Evertel’s secure communication system alerts all parties to critical information regardless of where they’re located. This is especially important for streamlining communication between employees and supervisors.

Social Media Platforms Aren’t Secure

While it may be tempting to communicate using social media platforms, these options pose serious security threats. It is illegal for law enforcement officers to use public social media apps for communication, yet, many continue to use them because they don’t have an alternative.

A sound best practice for social media is to never use it to send information that you wouldn’t want the public to see. Even in a private group, your messages are only as secure as the accounts you’re sending them to.

As an Evertel supervisor, you can audit all messages. You have a level of control you do not have with traditional social media apps.

Texts Can Be Forwarded

Text messages may be fast and convenient, but smartphone apps are not a secure method for sharing sensitive information. 

With a single click, any message you send can be forwarded to parties that should not be privy. Leaders must presume that any information sent through text will be shared.

Group Chats Cannot Be Controlled

Group chats, whether via phone lines or communication platforms like WhatsApp, are a popular tool among first responders and leaders in government. However, it’s impossible to make these channels secure and they do not comply with communication laws. 

Insecure communication channels cost leaders valuable resources — addressing rumors among employees, media professionals, and community members is time-consuming and expensive. 

Evertel Makes Communication Secure

With the proper tools, decision-makers are able to control their messages and connect with their audiences. With Evertel, you can: 

  • Create your own agency-wide notification rooms, enabling you to keep every employee on the same page
  • Regulate communication channels between employees, supervisors, and peers, as appropriate
  • Determine when and how to expand your communication platform
  • Ensure that all shared data is compliant with public records laws in your state
  • Effectively combat rumors by distributing facts to all employees simultaneously

As a leader, you know that communication is crucial. Evertel supplies the powerful tools you need to optimize your communication capabilities and lead more effectively.

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