Compini (from “company” + “initiative”) is a platform that helps your organization continuously improve. Its integrated tools allow you to share feedback and evaluate ideas anonymously, leading to better quality input and results.
We pronounce Compini like “company”, except with the “com” as in “compliment” or "comprehend".
On average, people are working at ever larger organizations for shorter periods of time. Despite billions in spending, employee (and student) engagement levels haven't budged. Compini provides a means for radically candid dialogue and evaluation in a way that surveys and public forums can't. The result is a more engaged and responsive culture where the best new ideas can (and do) come from anyone within your organization.
After signing up for an account, any verified member of your organization can post new topics, comment on existing ones, and vote on which are most important and/or helpful in moving things forward. Over time, items with the most upvotes (vs. the loudest single voices) percolate to the top, getting noticed by management and co-workers alike as most important to address.
No. You are free to post as "hikerguy72", "TolstoyFan", or any other username you prefer (just don't use any one else's real name).
You are free to abandon your account and sign up with a new username at any time. Any prior postings retain their original author attribute.
Surveys provide a useful snapshot of employee sentiment at any given time. However, they have some major inherent drawbacks, including:
In addition to its discussion and reporting tools, Compini also offers a polling system that allows for ongoing feedback to customized prompts.
Paradoxically, open and transparent communication is often more effective when people can keep their identity undisclosed (as seen here), allowing readers to remove any possible bias between message and messenger. While many Compini users choose to use their real name as their username, this is not required.
Compini provides all users with a means to downvote unhelpful comments and report any abuse. Managers with moderator rights can also immediately and permanently ban anyone who doesn't follow the (very simple) rules. As Compini forums may only be viewed by others within one's own organization, people have avoided creating a toxic environment for themselves and the need for moderator intervention is extremely rare. Far more commonly, people use Compini to recognize each other's efforts for positive, often unsung contributions that go above and beyond.
Compini customers report a major time savings when using the platform, especially in:
Compini is expressly designed to promote and reward long-term communication rather than constant notification: The average user spends seven minutes on-site, three times per month, during which they are able to read, comment, vote, and post about what is top of mind without sending or forwarding a single email.
Compini is designed to be a turn-key, easy-to-use solution requiring little or no user training. As a hosted service that provides for "neutral ground", no integration with existing systems or networks is required. APIs are available for incorporation of certain features within existing intranets.
We're always interested in exploring partnerships with those looking to build and reap the benefits of a culture of continuous improvement. Please contact us to schedule a brief (and worry-free) conversation.