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SlapStart declares Jostle "Org Chart on Steroids"

We all know companies can be inefficient entities. Combining large groups of people from a variety of backgrounds doesn’t always work out as one would hope. It takes a concerted effort to get everyone to cohesively work together for the overall success of the business.

Untangling the Complexity of Corporations

This is an extract from a review written by Steve Gibson (@SlapStart) and featured on SlapStart. You can read the full article here.



We all know companies can be inefficient entities. Combining large groups of people from a variety of backgrounds doesn’t always work out as one would hope. It takes a concerted effort to get everyone to cohesively work together for the overall success of the business. Historically this task has been relegated to managers. These overseers of activities and operations have the near impossible job of motivating people to work, keeping them on task, and planning ropes course outings.

One of the main things that’s lost as companies grow is the ability to connect with people across the organization. Let’s say you have a simple database question that someone in a different department could answer off the top of their head. In today’s siloed corporate structure you’re just as likely to spend a lot of time figuring it out yourself than attempt to seek someone’s help across the company. As often as not it’s faster anyway and creates less ripples from various departments. This disconnectedness needs to change. That change comes to us from Jostle, which is a site that provides the tools to unite corporations and foster an environment of collaboration. It’s like an organizational structure on steroids.

At a basic level Jostle includes the typical hierarchical structure that we’re all familiar with. People can see who works for who, what their role is, and find some basic contact info. That’s just where things start though. People can network across various departments, form collaboration groups to work on joint projects, and even include external contractors or customers in groups. Once a group is formed it’s easy to email all members with a click of a button or search for individuals based upon their skill sets.

Jostle’s main calling in life is to break down the silos that naturally form in businesses. They do so by providing a visual organizational structure that can be searched and given additional structure by others. You can recognize accomplishments of individuals or groups and communicate with various individuals better. There are multiple packaged offerings from the free Chart Edition to the Max, Pro, and Plus options. They come with a 30 day free trial and complementary onboarding support.

Org charts have historically been ignored as their contents seem irrelevant and uninteresting. Jostle takes these org charts to help unite an entire organization so that everyone can understand in a meaningful way the components of the various groups. It’s easy for people to get lost in their own division and become separated from the greater goals of the company. With Jostle companies can maintain a stronger synergy and increase overall communication and productivity.

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