Today, Jive is making it easier than ever for people and organizations to work better together. This morning, we announced three new mobile workstyle products — Jive Daily, Jive Chime, and Jive People. This suite of apps is focused on helping employees connect, communicate and collaborate wherever they are: in the office, at home, or on the go.
It’s no secret that companies, regardless of size, struggle with keeping us, their employees, informed, engaged, and connected. In fact, according to a recent Gallup “State of the Global Workplace” study, only 13% of worldwide employees say they are engaged at work. These challenges become magnified for companies that are undergoing significant shifts, such as mergers and acquisitions, global expansion, or strategic transformation initiatives.
But there’s hope! We know that when employees have a deeper connection with our organization and colleagues, we are more committed and more passionate to do our best work. This is the foundation for our new product portfolio. We understand how individuals prefer to work – it’s called workstyle. This is the parallel to lifestyle, which is how we prefer to live. Everything in our lives has become more mobile: we rely on apps to read about current events and connect with friends and family with just a few taps. Why not enjoy that same convenience and experience at work? This is why we built Jive Daily, Jive Chime, and Jive People.
- Jive Daily is designed to jump start your morning. When you’re drinking coffee or waiting for the elevator, you can quickly get up to speed on the latest news from your team and leaders. Gone are the days of one-way emails or informational flyers; alignment can now be achieved through multi-way dialogue that drives deeper connection and clarity. And for those creating the news, Jive Daily offers insights on reach and impact so you know who’s reading and participating.
- Jive Chime allows you to reach your coworkers anytime, anywhere. Whether you want to reach one person or the whole team, you can now start the discussion instantly and continue the conversation seamlessly across your phone and desktop. And here’s the best part: you can connect with anyone inside your company without needing their email or phone number saved as a contact.
- Jive People is your corporate directory in your pocket. Have you ever fumbled to find contact details for a colleague or identify where someone sits within your org structure? Jive People gives you quick access to everyone’s profile and lets you call, email, or connect with your colleagues on the go.
With this portfolio, it’s now easy to stay informed, connect in real-time across devices, and quickly find experts within your company. Each app on its own provides unique value, but they can be used together for a completely new & modern experience for your work day.
How does this relate to our existing solution for employee communities?
Jive is a comprehensive platform that many enterprises around the world have adopted as their social intranet. However, we also recognize that there are some companies, regardless of size, that don’t need a full social intranet solution right now. Through our experience and research, we know that there are elements of the Jive experience that provide great value on their own. The new workstyle apps hone in on these specific areas and provide a quick, easy starting point to help you and your colleagues work better together. No need to integrate to multiple systems of record, simple pricing, frictionless access via the App Store and Google Play: these apps are designed for you to get started now.
This is an exciting day for us. The Jive team has been hard at work on these apps and we can’t wait to share them with you. Jive Daily will be available on February 18. You can learn all about it on our site, and please contact us if you’re interested in a demo or early access. Jive Chime and Jive People will follow in the coming months — more on these soon.
As always, we’d love to hear from you and continue to learn how Jive can help YOU work the way you want.