Jostle started with the idea of creating extraordinary organizations – to help employees engage and leaders lead. We’ve gone beyond ‘intranet” and are helping our customers create happy, connected, and productive workplaces that reflect their culture.
"I think the Jostle® intranet has changed the way we interact. It's definitely brought the organization closer together."
Head of HR, Woodland Trust
Jive began as "forum" software in the early 2000s. By 2009, it had added a Facebook-like shell to become one of the leading "Enterprise Social Networks". That fad has passed and Jive has repositioned its forum-based software once again, now as a "workplace hub".
Too many pages.
Jive disperses information across a proliferation of pages.
Simple, go-to views.
Jostle's platform has eight purposeful views that are always current and relevant.
Jostle’s simple platform creates a go-to place that employees will visit several times per day. With eight purposeful views, information is easy to organize and people are easy to find.
“I love how simple your platform is. Obviously there's tons of complexity underneath it, but you boil down just the menu bar to be very clear about what it is. It was basically everything we needed. The Jostle intranet is now our hub for informal and formal communication.”
Chief Brand Officer & Co-Founder, Heyday
Difficult to set up and maintain.
Jive arrives as a widget-based toolbox that requires information architecture expertise to assemble.
Turnkey and low-maintenance.
Jostle works out of the box. It’s pre-configured for optimal set-up, discovery, navigation, and maintenance.
Each of the eight Jostle views is optimized for its own purpose, delivering a consistent user experience that is quick to launch and easy to maintain.
“It's so easy, we didn't need training.”
Marketing & Public Relations Director, McFarland Clinic
Jive is missing instant messaging and requires ongoing configuration to stitch together old-school forums with noisy, hard-to-configure streams.
Enable communication at all levels.
Jostle's platform delivers a complete set of workplace communication tools, all delivered in a simple, intuitive way.
From a private one-on-one chat, to a strategic forum on sales strategy, to celebrating a new customer win, to pushing out a new policy complete with employee sign-off, Jostle has it all.
“The Jostle intranet has allowed me to be able to engage in conversations with team members both professionally and personally, who are geographically dispersed across the country. It has also allowed me to be able to communicate real time with the entire team.”
SVP of Global Food Platform & Culinary Solutions North America, Sodexo
Content not relevant to me.
Jive disperses information across many pages, that may or may not be relevant for you. When you finally find the right page, you’re confused by information that is only relevant to another region.
Jostle makes it easy to target the right information at the right people. For example, you can target a safety notice to just “engineers in China”, such that your US engineers will not be distracted or confused by it.
Jostle’s innovative List Selector makes it easy to quickly dial up exactly the right group of employees. As new employees arrive, they’re automatically added to their group and only see relevant content.
“Jostle’s approach is truly next-generation, delivering work relevance and meaningful engagement with simplicity and elegance.”
Director of Digital Experience, Harris + Hoole Co.
Content is stale and cluttered.
Jive pages become dumping grounds for information, quickly filling with stale content.
Clear content ownership.
Jostle assigns clear ownership of content to subject matter experts, making it easy for them to keep things fresh and organized.
Jostle’s Library view organizes your files and links into folders that have clear ownership and access rights. View your files and videos in situ.
“We realized that our communication practices were crippling us when it came to holding people accountable. We couldn’t be confident that important messages were received consistently.”
Director of Communications and Training, Houlihan's Restaurants
Jive uses overt gamification and busy streams to try to engage users.
Jostle uses a combination of efficient content organization, simple navigation, and purposeful notification to make it easy for users to find, discover and participate.
Jostle Notifications alert users to the latest happenings. Effective targeting keeps things quiet and users can choose how they receive notifications via laptop, phone, and/or email.
“Jostle has definitely taken the confusion and frustration out of our org structure.”
Director of Communication, Catch the Fire
Culture not reflected.
Jive is much less people-centric and fails to capture the spirit of your organization. Jive's toolbox does not include an effective peer-peer recognition feature.
Celebration and recognition.
Jostle's people-centric platform encourages employee recognition, meaningful connections, and workplace celebration.
Jostle Shout-Outs are a contagious way for everyone to recognize others. They’re a short, personalizable thank-you message that appears on the live feed. You can even add peer-to-peer bonus rewards with our Bonusly integration.
“The Jostle intranet is fundamental to upholding our values, our culture, and overall approach.”
Founding Director, Pure
A dead intranet.
Jive's platform quickly becomes a clutter of pages, which frustrates employees. It’s not long before they abandon their intranet.
Jostle’s people-centric platform connects organizations, with most employees visiting multiple times per day.
Our approach is different. It delivers. Measured across all our customers, we are achieving employee participation rates that are over 85%.
“I don't hear a lot of feedback about the Jostle platform. I just see a lot of people using it.”
IT Administrator, Connect Wireless
|Organized file repository with simple permissioning||No||Yes|
|Clear ownership of content||No||Yes|
|Peer recognition & micro-bonusing||No||Yes|
|Multiple org charts and structures||No||Yes|
|Continuous development (new release every 2 weeks)||No||Yes|
|Turnkey with no widgets||No||Yes|