Workspace communication is an integral aspect of business operations. From goal alignment, and daily objectives, to brainstorming, staying in the loop is just as important as accomplishing one’s tasks. For the last decade, mainstream communication tools have dominated organizations to make messaging a walk in the park. Applications like Slack, Teams, Skype, and WhatsApp are readily available to interweave company employees, regardless of location.
Despite the commercialization of these tools across multiple industries, a huge, glaring gap is often swept under the rug: its lack of capacity to filter noise. For one, these apps offer an overload of information that isn’t necessarily valuable. The manual process of filtering information is not just tedious and mundane, but it’s time-consuming and counterproductive. Think of it as scouring for a piece of information in a pile of data: checking each entry one by one will not just disrupt one’s workflow, but the constant context switching will also hinder one’s efficiency.
theGist, a startup that uses generative AI to manage information overload at work, aims to fill this void by optimizing workspace information and providing employees with valuable information when they need it.
Getting The Gist from theGist
Founded in 2022, theGist is the first of its kind: a smart AI and machine learning tool that simplifies every employee’s work life. This cutting-edge tool summarizes all information that employees need, personalized it and it’s needed.
Co-Founders Itay Dressler, Itzik Ben-Bassat, and Nir Zohar are well-aware of the information overload that every company faces, and how that hinders efficiency and productivity. With AI and machine learning, their team is able to provide employees with data-driven value in workspace communication by generating better communication, and processing and identifying operational risks across the organization.
By getting the gist of the information one needs, employees can: manage the information overload; save time, focus on the work and have the information ready as needed; make data-driven, not opinion-driven decisions; eliminate the subjectivity of human reporting; gain control of impending crises before they become real, and sync teams instantly.
“The inception behind TheGist is to make information short, precise, interesting, and personalized,” says Nir Zohar, Co-Founder of theGist. “We give employees the shortcut to the main intent behind the vast amount of information in the company by filtering unnecessary noise and redundant messaging that often get in the way. Make data-driven, not opinion-driven decisions. Eliminate the subjectivity of human reporting. You don’t have to look for information; information looks for you.”
What’s Next for theGist?
As of today, theGist is fully integrated into Slack. In the next couple of weeks, their team plans to release on multiple platforms to serve different organizations worldwide, regardless of their communication channel.