PRESS RELEASE: Avanoo Makes Workplace Storytelling App Freely Available to Address Culture and Engagement Challenges During Coronavirus Pandemic

by Ted Burnham

CONTACT: Ted Burnham 
ted@avanoo.com 
203.247.9330

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Avanoo Makes Workplace Storytelling App Freely Available to Address Culture and Engagement Challenges During Coronavirus Pandemic

BOULDER, COLORADO — Avanoo, the scalable solution for building great workplace cultures through storytelling, believes stories are the best tool leaders have to connect, engage, and unite their employees. As such, we are in a unique position to help ease the fear, isolation, and social distancing employees are feeling during this coronavirus pandemic, and we want to do our part to help.

In a March 13th company-wide meeting to consider how we might do our part to serve our communities, Avanoo’s employees unanimously decided to provide our StoryApp to any organization that needs it without cost during the coronavirus pandemic period – at least through May.

Avanoo’s StoryApp is designed to help employees share and listen to powerful, relevant workplace stories, and to help leaders to see and understand with data how their stories are creating a greater sense of connection and belonging in these difficult times.

As the global coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, leaders are facing extraordinary cultural challenges:

  • Quarantines and travel restrictions
  • Office and school closures
  • Millions of employees going remote – many for the first time in their careers
  • Fear and confusion about health risks, insurance coverage, sick leave, and other benefits
  • Worries about broader economic impacts, and the future of their business 
  • Unclear or ineffective government responses
  • Disconnection, social isolation, fear, disengagement

In the face of such big, scary changes, the Avanoo StoryApp is uniquely suited to help leaders support employees in fostering strong relationships, decreasing anxiety, and tackling critical business needs.

The Avanoo StoryApp makes it easy for teams to share and listen to stories that help them stay connected, reinforce their organization’s values, and deepen their sense of belonging – no matter where they and their teammates are. And with natural language processing ingrained in the technology, the Avanoo StoryApp allows leaders to monitor the health of their organization’s culture in real-time so they can respond to needs as they arise.

Organizational leaders will be introduced to the StoryApp via virtual town halls led by Avanoo CEO Daniel Jacobs and professional speaker-storyteller and bestselling author Brian Biro. Town hall participants will learn about the neuroscience and data science of storytelling that can keep employees connected, and learn how to set up the StoryApp to scale the power of stories to all of their employees. If you are interested in joining a town hall, you can sign up for one here:

https://www.avanoo.com/townhall

“We feel grateful that the work we do – which for me and so many of us is a lifelong calling – may help support you and your team at a time when our stories matter more than ever before,” Avanoo CEO Daniel Jacobs shared. “Above all, thank you for doing your part in keeping yourself, your family, your team, and your community safe and connected.”


About Avanoo 

Avanoo brings together the world’s oldest artform – storytelling – and the world’s newest technologies – AI, machine learning – to support teams in experiencing more connection, belonging, and performance with stories. Here’s how we do it: our app makes it easy for employees to share and listen to each other’s stories wherever they are, and our insights dashboard makes it easy for leaders to understand where and how stories create lasting impact on their teams. We’ve supported culture and storytelling needs for organizations like Google, Kaiser, KPMG, NBC, and many branches of the US government. We are funded by institutional investors including Storm Ventures, Access Venture Partners, NewFund Ventures, 10x Ventures, Launch Capital, and XG Ventures.

https://www.avanoo.com

About Avanoo

Avanoo brings together the world’s oldest artform – storytelling – and the world’s newest technologies – AI, machine learning – to support teams in experiencing more connection, belonging, and performance. Our app makes it easy for employees to share and listen to each other’s stories wherever they are, and our insights dashboard makes it easy for leaders to understand where and how stories create lasting impact on their teams. Learn more: Avanoo.com
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VIRTUAL TOWN HALL

Coronavirus Pandemic: How to Maintain Culture & Connection Through Troubling Times

Join other HR and organizational leaders to learn how storytelling can address the disconnection, isolation, fear, and disengagement employees are feeling – and how you can use the Avanoo StoryApp (available without cost during the coronavirus pandemic) to scale connection, belonging, and performance throughout your organization.

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