/whereis #everybody? is installed in Xebia’s Slack workspace. Xebia Group is a collection of boutique IT consultancy units and some software product companies, with over 400 colleagues in the main Slack workspace. Consultancy units are relatively independent, and could possibly do different work for the same companies or departments.
At Xebia, /whereis #everybody? is used to keep track of current and past consultancy assignments of employees: the customers they are (or were) working for. Colleagues can inquire for the companies their team members work, and investigate who of them has been working for a specific company.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our university requires us to limit the number of people per room based on the surface area of each room. […] We were looking at different calendar options to “book” space in advance when we found /whereis #everybody? It allows us to quickly check where the other lab members are and who is in the room we want to work in or if we work from home. It’s much more flexible than a calendar, and so far it’s working great for us.
A new consultancy unit manager, getting a rundown on the people in her unit.
How can I see who’s currently in a project at that airline? […] Wow. Why am I only discovering this now?
A marketing manager, looking for an introduction via a colleague.
Nice. Now I know which colleague to contact before writing a new proposal.
An account manager, trying to acquire a new consultancy project.