There are three ways Hassl makes our project work better.
1. Live project plan
First and foremost, it’s the central tool to all our planning. For example, in the initial stage of helping a new client, the team’s focus is on building and strengthening a relationship from pitch to agreement. The planning stage can quickly become implementation so it is vital we have everything in one place. With all that creativity going on, it’s game-changer to know we can centralise our communication and collaboration in one place.
2. Sharing boards with guests
Client project boards. Our aim is to create a transparent user experience better than email; so our clients want to be on Hassl. Our clients are spread out geographically now so Hassl allows us to communicate in real time. We used to spend so much time digging through message or email threads looking for a particular attachment. With Hassl, we are determined to never find ourselves searching for an email attachment.
3. Internal Chat
Communicating with one another. We talk all the time and we’re a small team, but we have a very flexible policy here. If someone needs to work from home or is client-side on a shoot, they remain in the loop through Hassl. We even have some really fun group messages like a ‘techno chat’ where staff send music links to each other. So it actually becomes a great way to extend our company culture.
There are project boards that list every single task for all to see. However, what often used to slip through the cracks was updating these boards. With Hassl you’re able to add a project task to your individual to-do list. Once you’ve ticked-off that task it’ll automatically update the project board. This not only puts the accountability on the individual but also means that the project manager can see your progress without having to fret.
Text messages are kept for really personal things and polite emails to people that you share your loo with can sound stiff, fake and full of pretence. When it comes to reaching out to creative people in the midst of flow, disturbance can result in ideas lost, so having Chat integrated into your project interface makes digital communication as easy as a chat in the office.
Ease of use is not quantifiable but you know it when you experience it. At yc., we are all a fan of hidden User Interface gems. When you make your way around Hassl, you’ll find that there are certain things that just .. feel nice. Like the ‘fact of the day’ at the bottom of your to-do list or the weather; they simply create a pleasant everyday environment. It’s with small traits like these that we’ve had the pleasure, and honour, to create Hassl’s personality.