CIO Review: Going Beyond Collaboration
We were so excited to be featured in CIO Review last month, discussing our Outcome-driven Methodology, why we created Bolste and the big things we see for ourselves in the future. Click here to view the full story in CIO Review and check out an excerpt of the article below:
Bolste: Goes Beyond Collaboration with Their Outcome-Drive Methodology
Collaboration has been a mantra used quite often in the business communication space. However, working together means nothing without a consistent focus on outcomes.
‘Slaying the mass of endlesss emails is just one of many challenges of streamlining team communication,’ according to Leif Hartwig, CEO and co-founder of Bolste. ‘Add in the typical daily engagement with other productivity apps, such as Slack and Basecamp, and you have a chaotic feature set without a true, underlying focus on goals.’
This channel-focused mindset has been something that Bolste, since its inception in 2015, has made its mission to change. ‘We created an easy-to-use, unified platform to optimize interactions with teams and organizations,’ says Andrew Bourne, CTO of Bolste. By utilizing what they have coined as their ‘Outcome-driven Methodology,’ Bolste looks beyond collaboration— focusing on the results of working together while eating the most value out of daily interactions. In other words, offering a set of tools that can be used to “‘orchestrate better outcomes.’
What’s more, for the traditional work collaboration product, scalability can often be an issue. ‘We built the product utilizing Golang, the same programming language used by tech giants like Google and Twitter,’ says Bourne. ‘The solution was created to scale seamlessly, whether the use case is for an organization of 100 or 10,000. This is a feat that many apps, even those that claim to specialize in enterprise-level communication, simply can’t do.’
What’s more, Bolste’s interaction-focused platform also helps teams to maximize outcomes without the need tfor app integration. ‘One of the largest obstacles that growing companies face is limiting the use of ‘rogue apps,’ or the individual adoptions of applications that are unsanctioned by IT,’ says Bourne. ‘We built out product, engineering it with the same familiar functionality of the most widely-used business apps while keeping information unsiloed— in one place, with one login, at one low price.’