Voodling Voodle’s Culture
As a compendium to my post about Voodle’s evolving culture and company values, let me share how we use Voodle, to voodle, about our Voodle culture.
Human-X-Shares During COVID 2020
A simple and very compelling use of voodles that really brought our team together has been the posts showing our life-at-home experiences. This was especially powerful during COVID Spring 2020. These are trying times and being able to understand, see, hear, and feel a bit more connected to the experiences of others in our group has been amazing.
Rachel on working at home with her daughter
Several of our teammates are parents. We have met each other’s families at various company events over the years. Voodles present a different insight about the challenges of working from home with kids that are also trapped indoors. Apart from the many stressful negatives quarantine, we took the time to think about the positives. Rachel’s time to connect and share with her daughter is a great example.
Forest on what books we have been reading
Among our team we have often talked about film, books, art, and other personal passions. With Voodle, we posted more detailed updates on what we have been reading, watching, and doing to stay sane. I was thrilled to discover that the book I’ve been tackling is also on the reading list of some colleagues. Now, I look forward to discussing with them once I get through this monster!
Jessica on her home-office setup
With Zoom and other video meetings, we all get to see the background of our home-offices. That said, what about a real tour with a walk-through of the working environment? I had only been to a few of the homes before, but through this series of voodles, I have a personal sense of the space/place that everyone in the team is operating from these days.
Tamara on a “aha” moment
Our team has traditionally been a work-at-office culture, with a lot of “watercooler” moments over coffee, walks in the neighborhood, or chats over a desk. Challenged by COVID work from home dynamics, Voodle has allowed us to share “aha moments” as voodles. Here’s one from Tamara, a meta-aha-moment, about using Voodle to make voodles to share these ideas. This led to Aaron’s blog post on the voodle-water-cooler.
Aaron update from board meeting
Our culture has always valued transparency and we typically share all the core-information about our board meetings, funding and financial situation, overall business progress, and more. Since we started using Voodle internally we’ve made voodle-posts about information we want everyone to have access to. Here’s a example, Aaron’s post right after a board meeting where we showed our first progress in building Voodle.