New upgrade: Connecting Loomio to your favorite tools

Keeping everyone up-to-date on the decisions happening in your organization can be tough and especially when you are working remotely.

The good news? We have just released a big upgrade to make this easier.

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Making your organization more resilient

We are fortunate to support many incredible organizations – each with their own particular management styles – and it’s not uncommon for us to adopt practices from groups in the Loomio community.

When we learn from the examples of others, we are opening up ourselves (and our organizations) to growth. So, today we’re highlighting the Ian Martin Group’s journey to self-organization, a way of organizing that makes your company more resilient in the long term.

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Checking in

Just checking in to see how you are doing, and to share some new guides we’ve made available.

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Remote Working Kit

Getting started with Loomio: Your team is suddenly remote, and you need a place where you can have discussions and make decisions. Your team can get going in under 10 minutes with these five simple steps. Set up your group Invite team members Start a discussion thread Make a decision Set an outcome 1. Set up your group First, click here to start a new organization on Loomio if you haven’t already.

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5 powerful ways to use threads

Communication can make or break any team or organization’s efforts. Save time, email confusion, and energy with higher quality conversations that move to action. Loomio’s discussion threads can help. Starting threads on Loomio helps people participate via their computer or mobile in their own time. All organizations benefit by having an online place for discussions – a space for your group to start vital conversations, consider and debate, and get clear outcomes.

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More good news!

Kia ora! Hello from team Loomio, Since the start of the year, we’ve been working hard on even more awesome new Loomio 2.0 features. Check ‘em out – along with some valuable webinars: Loomio now supports your company’s login system Your team can now log in to Loomio with their company login, while staff access & permissions can be administered in one place. It’s a secure, fast and easy way to use Loomio in your organization.

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Creating the Workplace of the Future

Case Study: Ian Martin Group made big changes to their organizational structure to ensure that their employees enjoy the most meaningful work experience. Here’s a look at their journey and how Loomio is helping them along the way.

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Open Source Open Science

It takes a long time for scientific articles to be published. After years of research and fine-tuning, the papers must be sent off for peer review, which can take six months or more.

“During that time the scientists have [few] ways of referencing their work,” Tom Narock, an Assistant Professor of Data Science, explains, “It’s not published anywhere as of yet so you can’t cite it. You can’t use it in other publications or grant applications.”

Tom and his team at EarthArxiv wanted to help researchers who felt stalled by this time-consuming and laborious process through a concept called “pre-printing”

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What's new in Loomio 2.0 part 2

If you’ve seen our last article with Loomio’s new features, that was just the beginning! Here’s our latest batch of improvements and new tools.

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Advice Process: Making group decisions… simple!

Making decisions with other people can be slow, expensive and emotionally draining, while coordinating team member schedules can be time-consuming. At the same time, making decisions without involving others can turn out to be equally — if not more — expensive and stressful, and can cause resentment amongst those who were not included.

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