Geography is no longer a constraint for people to work together. Email, Video Conferencing, Cloud Documents and Chat have made it very easy to share information and have conversations in real-time as if you are working next to each other. While direct one-to-one chat has been around for a while, in the last few years group chat-based tools like Slack have become very popular for teams to work together. But all these tools have complicated work as they create information silos that are hard to bridge except through your memory. You are constantly searching for information, trying to remember or guess what was said or shared, replying to messages without having all the information you need at your fingertips. This leads to persistent stress, a considerable loss of productivity and possible mistakes.
Instead of using chat only as a tool for quick back-and-forth short conversations between people, what if it was used as glue to bridge all the work silos? This is the epiphany we had at CCE and this is the genesis of our paradigm-shifting work productivity app Clariti.
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In Clariti, you can combine all your communication from emails, chats, calls, documents in cloud storage, and to-dos in one app and link all related information using a TopicFolder. Each TopicFolder is based on information that is meaningful to you and all the related work items get connected such that they collectively give you all the information you need to work on that topic. A TopicFolder can contain any and all the work items cited above including email, chat, documents etc. that are related to that topic.
Once you establish a TopicFolder in Clariti you can use group chats to move the work forward. You can directly chat with other colleagues or add or remove other individuals as needed to a conference chat. These TopicFolders allow you to share the relevant information necessary for the discussion with the other people you are working with without having to forward emails, cut-and-paste documents or contents of other chats. Now Chats inside TopicFolders act as a glue to connect all the silos of information and drive the process instead of serving a limited role of short conversations to exchange information and frequently time-wasting banter. We call this Chat 2.0
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Speed is certainly an obvious benefit of Chat relative to email or even video conferencing, which needs to be scheduled ahead of time. With Chat in TopicFolders in Clariti, you can create dynamic, as-needed processes to drive your work while maintaining accountability and audit trail without any extra work on your part. Most importantly, there is a significant gain in productivity through always working with all the relevant information of the topic available on-demand in TopicFolders. Now there is no need to search, guess or stress yourself to find all you need to know to be effective at work!
Here is the best part of this story, Clariti is Free! Yes, you can sign up now and immediately reap the benefits of Chat 2.0. Clariti is web-based, so there is nothing to download or install. We have a simple onboarding process that explains how the product works in three simple steps. You can configure your email, add contacts and cloud storage and start building TopicFolders to increase your productivity, reduce stress and get that promotion you deserve!
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