Bringing collaborative consumption to the workplace to engage employees.
According to Gallup (2016), 87% of employees who work for organizations worldwide are not engaged, costing their employers billions of dollars in lost productivity and turnover each year. While many organizations today are investing in new technologies to survey their employees more frequently, simply measuring employee engagement does not create or improve it. As Gallup (2016) concludes, “metrics on their own don’t drive change or increase performance. Many of these survey-only approaches measure employee perceptions and provide metrics instead of improving workplaces and business outcomes”.
Employee engagement reflects whether individuals are motivated by their work and the workplace culture that embeds them. One way that Gallup (2016) recommends organizations build employee engagement is to promote coworker camaraderie. Gallup’s (2008) analyses show that having friends at work is “a scientifically salient ingredient in obtaining a number of business-relevant outcomes, including profitability, safety, inventory control, and — most notably — the emotional connection and loyalty of customers to the organization serving them”.
Collaborative consumption refers to peer-to-peer sharing of goods and services via online marketplaces. Through this growing consumer practice, people gain access to goods and services at lower financial and environmental costs with the added opportunity of networking socially. By bringing collaborative consumption to the workplace, we connect employees across generations and motivate to build the inclusive and innovative workplace they desire – one based on sharing and sustainability.
Meet coworkers in person by volunteering your skills and lending items you own.
Save money by borrowing things you need and getting help with projects and tasks.
Transform your workplace into a community and save our planet by sharing.
How it Works
When an organization subscribes to our software-as-a-service, their employees are connected to coworkers within a private marketplace so that they can borrow and lend goods plus volunteer services to help each other. Employees use our mobile application, which has a retail user interface that is both familiar and intuitive to them. Our patent-pending technology removes noted barriers to collaborative consumption – a lack of information and trust – and enhances the coordination of sharing exchanges through scheduling, tracking and notifications. Employees make new friends at work while saving money and materials. They feel compelled to pay forward the generosity they receive, which transforms their workplace into a vibrant and caring community.
Log into your organization’s private marketplace.
See what your coworkers have recently posted.
Receive and provide goods and services for free.
Schedule and coordinate exchanges with your coworkers.
Anita is our Chief Executive Officer. She is Associate Professor of Retailing and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona. Her consumer research and management insights were instrumental in the creation of our software-as-a-service. She leads our business development and customer discovery.
Bill is our Chief Technology Officer. He is a retail technology executive with experience developing and managing software-based solutions that uniquely address business, logistics, merchandising and consumer challenges. He leads our software design and development.
David is our Chief Operating Officer. He is a senior executive with a career spanning more than four decades in a variety of businesses where he repeatedly designed and launched a number of successful ventures. He leads our financial management, legal affairs and investor relations.
Sharing Tribes Team
Arthur has 18 years of combined IT and healthcare research experience.He holds a degree in Psychology, graduate certificates in Health Information Technology and Integrated Health Systems.He is currently pursuing Master’s in Human Computer Interaction.
Ethan is a graduate student at the University of Arizona with a wide variety of volunteer experience that involves community service.
Jessica has 20+ years of experience in the corporate and philanthropic sectors. She currently provides strategic advising to companies and organizations on social impact, workforce engagement, culture, and managing growth and change. She has a BA degree from Wesleyan University and a JD degree from UCLA School of Law.
Shikhar comes with 5 years of industry experience in technology and strategy.He holds an MBA from ESB Reutlingen, Germany and a Masters in Management Information Systems from Eller College of Management.