Why we built 'Where'

The problem:

After working on a previous product (Complish) which aimed to replace meetings with digital communication, it became obvious that after pandemic lockdowns, people are actually craving in-person interaction. Companies have adopted hybrid work and employees are starting to spend some time in the office again, "booking" their days in the office in spreadsheets or desk booking tools.

But, when it comes to coordinating in-person meetings or understanding where teammates will be on any given day, it's a messy jumble of Slack messages, old Slack statuses, shared calendars or checking stale spreadsheets.

A people-first approach to office scheduling

We designed 'Where' to be people-first, not centered around "booking a desk". 'Where' has most of the features of a desk-booking tool, like offices, floors, spaces and capacity limits, but it's designed to help bring people together, not simply limit the number of people in a room. 'Where' makes it easy to decide when to head into the office, based on where your teammates are going to be and makes everyone's schedule transparent.

After seeing the horrible tools companies were forcing their employees to log into each day, we wanted to make it as easy as possible for employees to use, by building it right into the communication tool they use each day - Slack (MS Teams coming soon). 'Where' lives right in Slack, with everyone's location synced to their Slack status, type a Slack command to find out where anyone will be on a future day, or update your schedule right from Slack - but we also built a beautiful web app with more powerful features 💪.

So, if you're a hybrid team who uses Slack, get a quick demo ☝️and give it a try (currently in beta).

Enough of this sheet!

Ditch the spreadsheet, ‘Where’ is a more social way to schedule your days in the office and see where everyone’s working from....all right in Slack.