Digitizing work to deliver the ultimate employee experience

by Daragh McGrath
Published on March 15, 2021

It’s been four years, more than 150 new customers, 25 new Enablers across three countries, five kids between us and many sleepless nights, since Mark, Dave and I set out to build Enablo, an organization that would digitize the world of work and enable new work experiences that are accessible to everyone, everywhere. 

Back then, all three of us had spent more than five years working in the Google Enterprise ecosystem. From there we could see that organizations were enjoying the new world of enterprise collaboration, but that they were craving organization-wide communication and connection. It was important back then, even though people were mostly working together in offices, operating in a world of commute, office, commute. 

What no-one could have foreseen was that 2020 would bring a global pandemic and, overnight, organizations would become distributed and disconnected. Office employees were sent home, working from kitchen tables and couches while juggling dependents. Frontline workers continued to treat patients, stock supermarket shelves and connect power under incredible pressure. Organizations, large and small, had to rethink and transform the way their employees worked. From the tools they needed to communicate and collaborate, to the support systems required to build virtual cultures to ensure staff were connected and engaged.

Communication, connection and collaboration became more important than ever and so too did Enablo’s mission to digitize the world of work. 

Today, on Enablo’s fourth birthday, I’d like to share some of our progress and our exciting plans for the future to support organizations in this new world. 

Gaining momentum with Workplace from Meta

Enablo was founded on our partnership with Workplace from Meta and this has been a strategic part of ours and our customers’ success. We have created a great deal of momentum with this partnership, helping organizations build culture, and transforming the way their people work together. We’re immensely proud of the work we’ve done to help companies like Origin Energy, Freedom, The Coffee Club, Virgin Australia, Super Retail Group, Queensland Police Service, Harcourts and Dawn Foods, transform how their organizations communicate. 

Ernesto Tey, Global Channel Director, Workplace from Meta, says of the partnership, “Enablo foresaw how the culture of collaboration within organizations was going to evolve and joined the Workplace rocket ship early on our journey. They’ve been a strategic partner of ours ever since. Together we’ve helped hundreds of customers, including NAB, Parsons and John Holland, connect their workforces and transform their culture with Workplace. Enablo excels at helping companies with onboarding, deploying company-wide technology, and ensuring customers are using technology to create internal culture and build an incredible employee experience. We’re proud of the investment both organizations have made in our customers over the past four years and look forward to working together to enable the future world of work for many years to come,” says Tey. 

Introducing our partnership with Google Workspace

COVID-19 changed the world and enabling distributed and remote workforces became vitally important to organizations survival in the short term and, more importantly, for transforming work experience and culture in the long term. To complement Workplace from Meta, we could see that there were additional tools our customers needed to support them on this journey. 

So, on our fourth birthday, Enablo is incredibly excited to announce that we have become a premier partner of Google Workspace. With Workplace from Meta supporting organization-wide connection and communication, Google Workspace is an integrated set of collaboration tools loved by billions. 

Ash Willis, Managing Director of Partnerships & Alliances, Google Cloud, Asia Pacific says, “For many of us, work is no longer a place, it’s an experience; and Google Workspace provides the flexibility that binds this distributed work world together. 

“We’re delighted to have Enablo on board as a strategic partner in ANZ, and we’ll work together to deliver the tools and capabilities that customers need to ensure flexibility at their core in this new hybrid work environment.”

A glimpse into the future

Back in 2017, Dave, Mark and I had no doubt in our minds that this was the journey we wanted to be on. Four years later, we’re as passionate as ever and we are just getting started. 

Over the coming months, we’ll be making additional announcements about exciting new partnerships, as well as new tools that will empower organizations to continually measure and improve their internal culture. Watch this space. 

Thank you to our amazing customers and partners and of course, our incredibly talented team of Enablers.

Happy fourth birthday Enablo!

Daragh McGrath

CEO and Cofounder, Enablo

Meet the Author
Daragh McGrath
I’m CEO and Cofounder of Enablo and have been fortunate to work for, or partner with, some of the worlds most widely recognised technology companies to help customers digitize their world of work.

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