Employee photos bring organizational phone book directories alive. When you can put a face to the person you are doing business with, trust is more likely to develop. Trust helps to build more active and productive relationships with internal and external clients.
Displaying employee photos will also help you make a deeper and more lasting impression in your business relationships. Humans are extremely visual; we think largely in images, not words. The majority of what we retain is visually based. Providing employee photos is no longer optional. As social media plays a larger role in our business communications, we expect companies to display photos. We like to see whom we are communicating with.
Multinational corporations are seeking to bridge cultural gaps and create a more cooperative and productive global workforces are increasingly choosing to display photos. Employee photos are valuable communications tools that enhance cooperation among team members. When you display photos in company phone books you help create an emotional connection between colleagues. Visualizing the workforce can aid in the understanding of other work cultures and close cultural divides.
Corporate Directory makes it effortless to add photos to your internal communications. Instead of using complicated Active Directory Photo tools you can use Corporate Directory to display photos of everyone in the organization so you can easily visualize your colleagues. The more information you have on a colleague, the more willing you will be to cooperate and work as a team. Overall, visual business communications are more productive, profitable and enjoyable.
Managing employee photos with Corporate Directory is so easy. You do not have to be an IT professional to display employee photos in Corporate Directory. Typically, maintaining Active Directory photo contact databases with is an extra challenge for IT staff charged with keeping company phone books current. Most systems only allow system administrators access to the phone book records. Corporate Directory has simplified the process of updating corporate records opening it to everyone.
There is no need to expand the schema of Microsoft Active Directory to include the ability to display photos. Nor do you have to worry about heavy traffic load or site replication between offices creating a large volume of photos. Implementing photos in Corporate Directory does not require importing them to Active Directory. This complex and difficult process required by other phone book systems involves time consuming maintenance.
With Corporate Directory, you do not have to be an IT techie to display photos. All you need to do is place the employee photos in a network folder and tell the software to pick up the photos and display them. Creating a visual phone directory only takes a few mouse clicks.
In order to use Microsoft Active Directory photo you will have to face a size limit of 100KB and if you are using the PowerShell cmdlets that come with Exchange 2010 it will not let you upload an image larger than 10KB. The Active Directory Forest schema must be extended to 2008 version.
Once configured, it is easy to view employee photos. To find an employee, use our market leading, one-second search results capability. After locating your contact, all you need to do is hover your mouse over the first or last name of the person and the photo pops out (see the video on our home page to better understand how it works).
Corporate Directory makes personalizing the user experience through a visual company phone book system easy and accessible to all. Employees can use our self-update of contact details feature to keep their profiles current. Our zero administration employee photos feature is yet another way to reduce the daily tasks performed by IT staff.