Voodle, the asynchronous short video platform purpose built for remote and hybrid teams and the new workplace, today released Virtual Offsite-in-a-Box, a free resource for teams looking to drive alignment, camaraderie and innovation – but without the Zoom fatigue. Virtual Offsites from Voodle offer a set of curated asynchronous activities, blended with synchronous touchpoints, that ensures full participation, driving buy-in and consensus.
“Just being together does not automatically translate to breakthrough thinking,” said Rachel Lanham, Chief Customer Officer for Voodle. “It’s time to rethink the offsite, leveraging what was learned during our forced all-remote experiment. Moving ideation to an asynchronous flow not only accommodates our new remote-working world, but it may actually be more inclusive. By shifting to asynchronous video ideation, the playing field is leveled, creativity-killing constraints are removed and real magic can happen.”
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“Our team misses office life, but we’ve effectively integrated Voodle to replace some of those daily interactions, bonding moments and team experiences that we’d otherwise have in person”
Teams turn to Voodle’s Virtual Offsite-in-a-Box as an alternative to happy hours or other company outings, utilizing unique features such as:
- Voodle Streams, which make it simple to invite colleagues to engage in a prompt and – more importantly – set the ideation process in motion.
- VoodleChallenges to drive interpersonal connections, inclusive brainstorming across teams, and enrich corporate culture. Knowing that some teammates are most creative when they aren’t on the spot, the fun async solution encourages ideation to happen on its own schedule.
“Our team misses office life, but we’ve effectively integrated Voodle to replace some of those daily interactions, bonding moments and team experiences that we’d otherwise have in person,” said Shane Kovalsky, Co-Founder and CEO of Mystery. “Voodle has helped us to strengthen our culture in a remote work environment – and allowed us to get to know our team as people, not just colleagues. It’s almost like we never left the office. I’m a firm believer that a fully functioning and well-connected team requires more than a Slack dialogue or a Zoom meeting.”
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“We all have this urge to get together, to get aligned, to brainstorm, to connect – but we can’t yet, and as we look ahead, it will continue to be more difficult as the future of work is here,” said Lanham. “We are all learning to adjust to the new flexible working style. We originally ideated this solution for ourselves, but we wanted to share the love with everyone else. There is an opportunity to build back better. We want to help.”