Building a successful dream team requires diverse skills and experience. Yet, most teams are formed based on organizational chart or personal connections. With Zipteam, you can uncover hidden gems and build your dream team based on skill data.
The new Team-Up feature will help answer questions like:
You can watch the demo video here.
Chat Record was something users could create after interacting with colleagues, either as an expert or an advice seeker. Our plan was to use the data to identify contributing employees and visualize connections between employees. However, its adoption faced the following challenges:
We concluded that this data should be collected by integrating with tools that users already use, which led us to deprecate the current Chat Record feature.
Web Clip was introduced in response to feedback from users who wanted to know what content was being followed by experts. We figured if users who personally clip articles using tools like Evernote or Pocket could share them in the Zipteam workspace, it would be an effective way to share knowledge based on topics (and get more people to log in to the app!).
From this effort, we learned that we should focus on the jobs that users currently hire Zipteam for, and they are jobs around skills.
We realized that more development was needed to make Web Clip more user-friendly. But we wondered if it would make us better at solving the jobs that users hire Zipteam for. The answer was no. We decided that we needed to work on the content problems separately, which led us to deprecate the Web Clip feature for now.
Skills Explorer merges the skills graphs of all workspace users into a single skills graph and creates a 3D visualization providing you a bird’s-eye view of what skills exist in your whole workspace. You can also double-click on each skill to search for people with the skill. Skills Explorer can be accessed from the total skills count on your homepage.
What do you do when you want to learn something new? One way is to follow what experts in the field are learning. Social Web Clipping makes this easier by allowing users to share articles with tags and comments with other users in the workspace. You can manage your web clips on "my page" just like any other bookmarking tool.