We explore unique startups and delve into their fun work cultures. While Squadrun’s work culture is discipline + fun, Papercup Accessories keeps happiness on top priority. This week, we are exploring the work culture of Orgzit – a business productivity software/app. Similar to their product offering, they have an agile work culture as well, which basically means that their team works remotely! Keep reading to know more about Orgzit’s remote work culture and how they manage to stay efficient:
The productivity app market is brimming with multiple business process management software where people are using either all of them or none of them. Company A starts using a software X just to realize that it needs HR support from Y. In the mix, employees get to bear the brunt of either working on software that was pushed down on them or learning multiple software, which eventually becomes the doom of their work life.
Nitin Verma, an INSEAD alumnus, knew that people all around the world, including himself faced this issue and realised that something needed to be done. He consulted his brother Pavan Verma, an IIT Delhi and IIM Kozhikode alumnus, and together they built Orgzit – a unified tool for business management.
Orgzit’s Agile Work Culture
Orgzit has an enthusiastic team of 10 members who work from 4 corners of Delhi, together! How do they manage to do this?
Kartik from Orgzit shared some insights into how the startup manages to have a remote & distributed team and still stay productive. Here are some of the processes that they follow:
Automated Stage-Wise Interview Process Setup
Orgzit co-founder and CTO, Pavan has prepared a test for the candidates that is shared with them on Google Hangout/Skype during the multiple interview stages while they solve the problems in real-time. This reduces the buffer time spent in evaluating a candidate in a F2F interview while making sure that the candidates are evaluated from multiple perspectives, and through increasingly insightful lenses.
“We believe the process makes the candidates feel comfortable and confident during the actual F2F interview. Secondly, with everyone handling a part of the interview, we ensure that the candidate gets familiar with our internal processes as well as introduced to everyone. The objective is to gauge the candidate’s ability to get used to the agile work culture.” shared Pavan Verma.
Flexible Work From Home Policy
Since customer acquisition, onboarding and support is a collaborative, lengthy ,24×7 process, and often takes on odd working hours, Orgzit has a very flexible WFM policy.
Kartik, growth hacking for Orgzit says – “Generating leads through inbound marketing and getting customers on board can take weeks. Orgzit allows me to flex my marketing muscles and exercise them anywhere, anytime. Working remotely or in-office, I am able to deliver more in less time.”
Solemn Scrum Updates
“People in India are still acclimatising to the agile process of management. But once successfully implemented, it can revolutionise the way teams work in India. At Orgzit, we encourage people to start next work item in that day’s agenda only after the previous one has been successfully accomplished
Following agile project management methodologies, Orgzit team members post a quick scrum update – ‘status update’ first thing in the morning.
“People in India are still acclimatising to the agile process of management. But once successfully implemented, it can revolutionise the way teams work in India. At Orgzit, we encourage people to start next work item in that day’s agenda only after the previous one has been successfully accomplished. It reduces project redundancies and avoids loopholes through which organisations often slip through” shared Nitin Verma.
I believe the best marketing happens over coffee, and attending events, meetups and everything that gets you to talk with the other person. Startups like MyHQ have given me new ideas to collaborate with people and find new opportunities to connect.
Since Orgzit started gaining traction in the productivity app market, they have introduced ‘Marketing Monday’ to boost the marketing / sales funnel while giving the team an opportunity to collaborate with their peers and friends and create new opportunities for Orgzit.
‘I believe the best marketing happens over coffee, and attending events, meetups and everything that gets you to talk with the other person. Startups like MyHQ have given me new ideas to collaborate with people and find new opportunities to connect.’ says Nitin Verma, who has been juggling the ball of “salestrepreneurship” for a while now.
Orgzit has taken to celebrate Fridays in the most desi ways. They usually gather around in an old school way of popping a couple of cans of beer and bid farewell to the week. It never gets old.