Why the Just Ask tool is free
May 21, 2020
Just Ask is a lightweight audience engagement web app that allows meeting hosts to gather questions from attendees effortlessly and anonymously. The tool gives the host a good perspective of the understanding of the attendees, even giving room for the host to prepare in advance to answer questions at their pace. The tool allows you to ask questions anonymously as an attendee, without disrupting a presentation. All in all, a great tool to use during meetings with a large number of people.
Best of all, the tool is free to use, with no strings attached.
The Big Idea
In a scenario where town hall meetings and conferences are being canceled or held virtually, businesses and leaders are finding it difficult to meet business goals and communicate with talent effectively, inclusively, and transparently. Having a distributed workforce, Softway decided to take the plunge and do something about it.
With our technology and culture-led workforce, it was only a matter of time before we created the Just Ask Tool.
Why is it free?
COVID-19 has impacted every part of the globe. Work has changed for all of us. As a tool that has found tremendous success inside of Softway, we knew it was the right thing to do to make it free and as widely available as possible.
In our CEO, Mohammad’s words, “ We want to contribute in our own ways and I know first hand - how important it is for each and every person - who is facing uncertainty and fear to be able to ask the questions they are most afraid of asking and have the opportunity to hear from their leaders and team members.”
Instead of launching a mobile app, we created the Just Ask tool as a web app, compatible with any device capable of using a web browser. Companies across the globe are dealing with issues around transparency, efficiency, and inclusion in this new remote work environment, just like Softway. Offering the Just Ask tool for free is Softway’s way of giving back to the business community at large. We’re hopeful that you’ll see a tremendous amount of value from the product.
"Where can I use this tool?"
The Just Ask tool can be used to make the most of team meetings, webinars, conferences, and virtual events. Quickly create an event, share the URL, and Just Ask.
Bringing humanity back to the workplace
At Softway, we believe in bringing humanity back to the workplace. Whether it’s technology, design, culture, or processes—a workplace where humans are put first is the underlying belief that drives us all. This tool is an extension of who we are and what we stand for.
Connect with your team members and make it safe for them to ask questions. Respond to the most pressing questions and make the most of your time to address real concerns, fears, or doubts of your teams.
A new way of working
Many organizations and businesses have embraced the virtual work environment as the new normal because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While many people have adjusted to working remotely, it’s still a challenge for many organizations to function effectively.
These are unprecedented times and it is Softway’s way of giving back to the community for a better tomorrow.
From first-hand experience, a lot has changed for us and here’s what you can expect too.
It has given a voice to those that would generally not ask questions. It has given us more insights into the teams perspectives through their line of questions and allowed leaders to explain themselves better. It has led to better clarification and alignment amongst all members and left us all without any assumptions.
So what are you waiting for? Take the Just Ask tool for a spin. It’s free and ready to go.