In this Expert Insight Interview, Josh Little discusses how to have fewer meetings and get more done. Josh Little is the founder of four tech companies — Maestro, Bloomfire, Qzzr and Volley — that have collectively been used by hundreds of millions of people and featured in TechCrunch, Mashable, Entrepreneur Inc Forbes.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- The need to collaborate and cooperate to produce results
- The benefits of Volley and what this platform offers
- The future of remote working and transition to a hybrid model
Value of Communication
We need to talk to move work forward. When the pandemic hit, we all went remote, but the need to talk didn’t decrease at all. We often discount how much we need to coordinate and collaborate to do what we’re trying to do as a team. This is especially true for sales teams.
All this means that we now have two options — we can either type or talk through Zoom or another platform. However, if you’re going to talk, you have to schedule it because every video-conferencing platform requires participants to be online at the same time. Josh Little’s latest project — Volley — circumvents this through a video-first asynchronous approach to remote communication.
Just because we can bring people together in a meeting using a platform such as Zoom doesn’t always mean that everyone is paying attention 100% or that the concept of synchronous communication suits everybody, as it requires thinking on the fly.
Even physical meetings don’t always allow participants the opportunity to think and reflect, and people aren’t always fully engaged. Asynchronous video communication, such as what is provided by Volley, allows more reflection and a more informed and engaged interaction.
Proactive Approach to Change
Many companies struggled when the pandemic happened, especially those that relied heavily on physical spaces and having all their employees at the same place at the same time. Trying to recreate that sort of environment without much experience, on the fly using Zoom, was difficult for many, mainly because it was a reaction to something unexpected.
Now, however, more and more people are beginning to understand that the future of work is some form of a hybrid model between working remotely and in the office, which is why solutions like Volley are so important to talk about.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.