Why Internal Headshots are Necessary from a Top San Francisco Corporate Headshot Photographer
Hands up if you have worked with colleagues / suppliers / clients that you correspond with exclusively via conference call / email / phone because of your geographic differences. Keep them up if you’ve always pictured Jenny from Accounting in Arizona to be in her early twenties, just starting her career, only to be proven completely wrong when you meet in person. Jenny is in fact 3 years from retirement and just happens to sound young. Sound familiar?
Corporate headshots help employees in your organization connect with one another by putting a face to the name. Consistency among organizational headshots are not just for vanity’s sake. Putting a face to the name before you connect with a new colleague / supplier / client via phone / teleconference / email can go a long way in establishing a good working relationship.
Standardization across an organization for headshots is equally important. Sorry Stan in IT, you can no longer use an image of The Hulk as your avatar on Slack. Lucy in Operations? Ixnay on the Lucille Ball alias.
Communication has evolved in the corporate world and so to, should the professional image you portray. With phone systems wired through computers, many organizations utilize technology that populates a contact card, headshot included, on the screen of the receiver, meaning Joe can now see Jane before he hears her! Similarly, most organizations rely on internal instant messaging tools, whether it’s slack, sametime or sharepoint; these tools for effective communication are made even more effective when professional headshots are included in employee profiles.
Displaying photos taken for security badges or ID are never the best or most accurate representation of the employee and should not be used in these instances. Instead, schedule a photo shoot for your team today so that they can get to know their work neighbors! I would be happy to discuss a quote and fit you in my schedule in the near future. And because I like to practise what I preach, I’m signing off today with my very own headshot! I hope to be taking yours soon.
Contact me today for a quote and ideas for your next shoot.
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