Ever wondered who is using UpWave and- how they use it? We had a chat with Lisa Maria Watson from the the Norwegian SnowBoard Association and got the answers to these questions.
“Our main goal as an organization is to improve team collaboration. Since we started using UpWave we have seen great improvements to both our communication and how we work together. The team is becoming more involved and engaged.” Lisa Maria Watson, The Norwegian SnowBoard Association.
The Norwegian SnowBoard Association´s mission is to show the world how important it is to have fun. The Norwegian SnowBoard Association (NSBF) is affiliated with both the Norwegian Confederation of Sports and the World Snowboarding Federation. NSBF´s purpose is to promote snowboarding in Norway at all levels. This includes representing snowboarding internationally and helping to develop positive communities where snowboarding is part of a versatile and comprehensive leisure activity for all ages and levels of ability.
Before UpWave, the NSBF relied on using spreadsheets such as excel. However this solution was too difficult for organizing and structuring work. Additionally, several attempts were made to integrate different project management tools, but these were perceived as too complex and unengaging for the team.
The NSBF chose UpWave as the best solution. “UpWave gives me a better overview of what my tasks are, what my team works on and their tasks. It helps us stay on track on what needs to be done and how to prioritize our work” says Lisa Mari Watson.
The NSBF uses UpWave for internal planning of projects, organizing both long and short term events, and during weekly meetings to get an overview of the present week. Today 8-9 full time employee use UpWave and additional members join during the high season. One of the advantages that the NSBF has seen with UpWave is the easy onboarding. “When we add new members, no training has been required thus far”.
Increased Team engagement
The Norwegian SnowBoard Association can report that the team is getting more involved since starting to use UpWave. What is interesting to see is that on UpWave Boards with more members, there is a higher level of activity and engagement as well as efficiency in communication.
Better work flow
“We see that there is more flow in everything we do – we have seen a huge reduction in emails, facebook messages, and long sms threads – thanks to the integrations such as Slack and Google Drive we now simply get more things done and we can keep everything in one place. UpWave helps keep us more organized and on track”.
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