This post is presented by monday.com.
If you work in or around tech, you’ve encountered platforms like Slack, Asana, Trello or HipChat. The list of players in the team management space is long, and many already feature in workflows the world over. Now Israeli startup monday.com is ready to shake up the game.
Since launching in 2014, monday.com has grown a user base of some 35,000 paid subscriptions. These aren’t all garage operations either. Fortune 500 companies like McDonald’s, Adidas, Samsung, Uber, Discovery Channel and WeWork all depend on monday.com. Last month, the service secured $50 million in series C funding, suggesting a platform that is really onto something.
Conquer collaboration with monday.com
monday.com sets itself apart from its competitors in the collaboration space with an intuitive and adaptable design.
The platform centers on a shared board, where users can see every member of their team and their tasks. At the outset, users define the fields around their team’s specific needs. Employees and managers see the exact same view, breaking down silos that hamper organizations of all sizes.
Boards also can be stacked depending on the size and complexity of workflow. That makes it easy to assign and track tasks, manage teams, and generate “pulses” — monday.com’s name for the rows you use to keep all communications on a topic in one convenient place. Pulses can take the form of a single assignment, entire projects, overall missions or whatever makes sense for your organization.
A customizable tool for managing team projects
There’s plenty of room for customization, including the option to drag and drop individual elements like links, images, documents and other files. Modules form the basis of monday.com’s adaptability, and represent the platform’s current focus for growth. A timeline module offers a way to visually track the progress of everything from small team sprints and group projects to organization-wide missions.
Plus, monday.com recently added three new modules:
- Column Center, which organizes time-tracking and location views
- Board Views, which adds a new range of visualizations
- Monday Stories, a community platform for sharing ideas and anecdotes
This is a team management tool that aims for the broadest possible user base. It’s adaptable to teams of all sizes, from a small clutch of freelancers working in a loft to a global network of thousands of workers.
According to the company, 70 percent of monday.com users are nontechnical. For the average user, the appeal is that it connects people to larger processes in their organizations. It also means an alternative to Excel files, whiteboards and enthusiasm-sapping meetings.
A team management tool people actually enjoy using
Flexibility is great, but engaging design is key to monday.com’s usefulness. With a simple — though not simplistic — design that’s colorful and beautiful, it’s easy to imagine monday.com as the first place you visit when sitting down to work.
“We are determined to bring the quality and ease of use typically reserved for consumer products to the enterprise,” says Roy Mann, monday.com’s CEO. “To effectively change how teams work, they must actually love the tools they use and that is our goal in building monday.com. We continue to see incredible results from the change the platform inspires in the workplace and the widespread cross-team adoption as a result.”
The main goals of any team management tool are to boost productivity, aid collaboration, bring transparency and improve communication. The team at monday.com seems to be hitting these marks, judging from the rapid growth the service is enjoying.
monday.com has grown a reputation as a centralized platform that improves team insights into the details of its members’ work, while fostering a shared big-picture perspective and intra-team transparency. For investors, that’s reason enough to keep an eye on it. For teams of all sorts, it’s good reason to try monday.com today.