It’s the most dreaded day of the week. Those Mondays where you have to kiss your fun-filled, relaxing weekends behind, get up early, dress for success and head back to work. So how do you beat a case of the Mondays and ensure you’re heading back to a fulfilling, enriching work environment where teams can collaborate quickly and effectively? Enter a company called monday.com. Matt Burns, head of customer success at monday.com, spoke to RewardExpert about the company’s products and mission. “monday.com is reframing the conversation around work and Mondays by promoting positive, productive work environments and atmospheres,” he said.
Keeping Employees Engaged
monday.com was founded in 2014 with the goal of helping fast-growing companies keep their employees engaged, productive and happy. “Co-founders Roy Mann and Eran Zinman recognized that as companies scale, teams face obstacles to collaboration and communication,” stated Burns. Beating the Mondays caught on and five years later, the platform is now used by companies in more than 200 industries in 141 countries.
Project Management Success
At its core, monday.com is a project management platform, based on a series of boards that can be customized. A business can put anything it wants in various columns, including data points, tasks, lists, project timelines and all sorts of other information. “The platform offers teams a blank work canvas with pre-set tools and offerings and the flexibility to create new workflows,” explained Burns. The platform gives teams a better way to communicate, manage workflow and simply make things easier with all information conveniently in one tool, allowing companies to save time and money on projects. “(The platform) is fully flexible to the needs of any team,” Burns said.
Integration with Top Tools
For added functionality, monday.com offers integrations with some of the top applications used in the business world today. These include Slack, Asana, Trello, Google Calendar, Dropbox, Zendesk, Zapier and more. The platform can be used for all sorts of tasks, from tracking potential hires to planning a big project and much more.
monday.com’s customers come from all sorts of industries, and the company recently passed more than 70,000 paying companies. “Our customers range from manufacturing companies to religious organizations to tech startups, but they all have one thing in common: they need a better way of managing work,” said Burns. He pointed out that Lonely Planet is one of monday.com’s many success stories. Lonely Planet’s internal finance team uses monday.com to track weekly tasks and see what items are backlogged. “Lonely Planet has said they would ‘be lost’ without the monday.com template they have instituted,” Burns noted.
Putting Principles into Practice
monday.com has offices in New York and Tel Aviv, Israel. The company practices what it preaches, valuing transparency and firmly believing in its product. “monday.com projects business metrics and KPIs on 70 screens, so employees can see the meaning of their work visually and stay engaged,” said Burns. He also stated that the team does not use internal email, and communicates only on monday.com. Burns said that doing so increases transparency and helps employees keep long-range goals in sight.
To Future Mondays
monday.com is busy growing its business. It just unveiled an ad campaign in the New York City subway, emphasizing teamwork. The company is also planning to continue to release more integrations through its platform this year. Pricing for monday.com starts at $25 for a basic plan, to $59 for a pro plan to customized pricing for large enterprises. Security and support is included. To find out if monday.com is right for your business check out their website.