OfficeAccord powers Harvard's internal workplace culture tool


“We have been delighted that the administrative time to be minimal – less than an hour or two a month.”

Esther Vegh

Associate Director of HR Communications, Harvard University

Let’s be honest. Not all of our conversations at work are business related. We also look to our colleagues for advice, participation, and help with matters outside of the office. Progressive organizations, like Harvard University have for years understood that fostering meaningful human connections with your colleagues can enhance community, job satisfaction and performance. “…it’s an important part of building community across a large campus – we have thousands of users every month,” states Esther Vegh, Associate Director of HR Communications.

The challenge is finding the right tool to help employees connect.  Harvard selected OfficeAccord to help power some of their internal office culture communication. “OfficeAccord has been an excellent solution and partner,” says Esther Vegh, Associate Director of HR Communications.

First 40 days at Harvard

Distinct users

Take away: 

Employees want to connect with their colleagues. They just need a tool to do so in an efficient way.

Items posted

Take away: 

Without OfficeAccord, employees may resort to using business email to communicate non-business related matters, which is disruptive to the business.



Would recommend this tool to others

Take away: 

OfficeAccord adds the value employees expect.

Average return visits per user

Take away: 

OfficeAccord is a good investement in employee engagement.

Reported issues

Take away: 

In the confines of their work environment, employees tend to behave.

OfficeAccord I December 3, 2016

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