The workplace has changed. Remote work is here to stay.
Welcome to Watercoolr; virtual lounges for teams that value collaboration
Nice to read Christina Wood’s recent piece in COMPUTERWORLD, 7 ways to keep remote and hybrid teams connected.
As she shrewdly observes, “A downside to remote and hybrid work environments is fewer opportunities for informal interactions with co-workers.” She goes on to review virtual watercoolers and highlight how Shindig’s Watercoolr enabled casual get-togethers, coffee breaks, communal lunches, happy hours, informal brainstorming, and other ad-hoc meet-ups can go a long way to helping revive flagging corporate culture, reinvigorate office morale, and reconnect hybrid teams again.
Chris Matyszczyk shed some light on Shindig’s new Watercoolr product this week and is as entertaining as always. He did miss the mark on one point – You cannot read the lips of other private chats (by design). You’ll only see refreshing still images (not video) if not part of that private conversation. That said, […]
This quote is the core of what motivated us to build Watercoolr. It’s for organizations that recognize exactly as Tim does, that the best ideas, most important conversations, and most critical relationship building may not happen in large structured meetings or prearranged calls. Building into your colleagues workspaces natural moments for spontaneous and unplanned encounters is essential to organization’s productivity.
Shindig Announces Launch of Watercoolr
The workplace has changed. Remote work is here to stay. Welcome to your new office virtual Lounge