What do you do?
As a company and as individuals, we get that question a lot, as I’m sure you do too. A quick Google search reveals a bit about what people think of that question, so let me approach it from a different way and hopefully help you understand how we see the world.
At QueryNow, we are passionate about changing how the world connects and communicates for the better.
We believe in the power of the workplace to drive that change. Business are amazing social constructs that join together a variety of different people from all over the globe to achieve a common aim. Yet for some reason, interacting, sharing, and collaborating with all these diverse people within these businesses has always been a chore.
The solution lies in making connecting and communicating the foundation that enables a business to function efficiently and effectively. By delivering a beautiful, simple, and powerful intranet, the result is:
Reduced corporate barriers and structures with improved access to information
Increased employee engagement in a diverse work culture filled with diverse people
A flattened organization as a result of more direct connections and closer links
…not to mention an increased number of happy faces!
Employees spend an average of around 1,400 – 2,400 hours per year working (depending on country). Spending up to 27% of one’s total available time each year at work leaves little time or patience to struggle with communicating and connecting with coworkers. What’s worse, it is estimated that communication barriers result in productivity costs of $26,041 per worker per year.
Thus, this happy faces metric is important. While it may sound simple, coming into a fun place every day makes everyone’s job more enjoyable. And as importantly, it makes everyone more productive.
How have you solved communication and connection challenges at your workplace? Let us know in the comments or reach out to us on Twitter, Facebook, Google +, or LinkedIn.