We noticed that when communicating with friends and family we were increasingly using video and photography as the default medium to express ourselves. Yet at work, we were still rooted in text messaging and TL;DR emails. Our founding premise – that how we express ourselves at home will find its way into how we communicate at work, has driven our initial product ideas and development of Voodle.
In January 2020 we started using Voodle internally to post voodles about our customers and prospects, about product progress and milestones, and about our team and our human experience as colleagues. We all universally had that “aha” moment, that we were on to something.
As our home city Seattle became one of the first US cities afflicted by the coronavirus, we and other local teams were among the first in our country to start working remotely as part of our social-distancing efforts. We quickly made the decision to transition to a remote-first company, moved out of our office space, and transformed how we work together by eagerly researching and learning from distributed team’s best practices. The “new normal” gave us added motivation to bring Voodle to the world as part of the now crucial “future of work” collaboration opportunities. We see a Voodle-sized gap between the synchronous video calls and asynchronous messaging platforms that dominate the remote worker’s life.
Learn more about our culture and working at Voodle here.