Get All Access for $5/mo

How to Use Technology to Keep Your Teams Connected Nicole Walters, CEO & Founder of Inherit Learning Company, chats with Mandy Price, CEO & Co-Founder of Kanarys, about using technology to keep your team on the same page.

By Nicole Walters

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

Keeping your team on the same page is critical to a company managing its resources and moving toward a common goal. In a conversation with Nicole Walters (founder and CEO of Inherit Learning Company and star of USA Network's She's The Boss) and Mandy Price (CEO and co-founder of Kanarys) explains how tech has played a vital role in the company's journey over the past year.

Kanarys was using a lot of video conferencing platforms for remote workers before the pandemic, but has since adopted the use of tech to involve deeper team-building aspects. "We have social and trivia hour every two weeks," says Price. "We think it is important for the team to have time where they can just talk and have it not be about work and can know what is going on in each other's lives."

Price says that the company has a channel on Microsoft Teams devoted to home and family life, and it's found virtual ways to carry on company traditions, like its annual white elephant gift exchange. But importantly, she says, they didn't try to pretend that things were normal. "We frequently would start meetings with questions like, 'Who didn't sleep last night?'" Being open and transparent about struggles, Price believes, builds a sense of camaraderie and trust amongst team members. Not only did their willingness to share dispel feelings of isolation and desperation, but team members also stepped up and helped one another. Knowing that your coworkers are there for you in and out of the workplace builds bonds that inspire everyone to give their best.

Nicole Walters

Founder & CEO Inherit Learning Company and Star of “She’s The Boss” on USA Network

Nicole Walters is a former top-selling corporate exec who quit her six-figure sales job in front of 10,000 people, took what she knew and built a million-dollar business in one short year. Walters is the Founder & CEO InheritLearning.com and star of She’s The Boss. All episodes of She’s The Boss are available now on USANetwork.com and the USA Network app.

Want to be an Entrepreneur Leadership Network contributor? Apply now to join.

More from Prepare to Succeed

Succeed by Staying Flexible in Business

Building Confidence While Building Your Business

How to Use Technology to Keep Your Teams Connected

How to Find the Right People to Power Your Small Business

Editor's Pick

Business News

Mark Cuban's Google Account Was Hacked By 'Sophisticated' Bad Actors

The "Shark Tank" star said someone "called and said I had an intruder and spoofed [Google's] recovery methods."

Starting a Business

5 Steps to Move Beyond Small Talk and Start the Business You've Always Dreamed of

Make your business idea a reality by following these five no-nonsense steps.

Business News

Target Teams Up With Shopify To Give Online Small Businesses Brick-and-Mortar Shelf Space

Target has an online Amazon competitor marketplace, and it's taking applications from small businesses now.

Science & Technology

How Generative AI Is Revolutionizing the Travel Industry

GenAI won't displace travel agents; instead, it will enhance their efficiency, enabling them to focus on crafting tailored experiences that resonate with travelers on a deeper level.

Business Solutions

Set Your PC-Using Employees Up with Windows 11 Pro for $25

This updated operating system features top-of-the-line security, AI support, and more.

Culture

Inflation's Next Victim Is Your Freedom — Here's Why

We get it… Most people are tired of hearing the same old story about how the American Dream is dead; however, there's a different, more bleak aspect to that reality that far too few people have yet to realize.