Chinwag brings remote teams together

Without sustained effort remote-teams can drift apart. Chinwag Champs helps teams reinforce their values and encourage collaboration. We do this by using short, fun games where people work together.

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What is Chinwag Champs all about?

Chinwag is on a mission to make building an awesome work-culture for remote teams effortless. Champs helps you do that by leveraging fun as a tool to bring people together.

Clear values

Knowing how things are done is important in any organisation. It's more challenging in a remote team.

Chinwag Champs has culture building tools that help reinforce the values and behaviours common to all successful teams.

Together while apart

Newly remote teams often have trouble with isolation.

Chinwag Champs brings people together so they feel like a team.

Time sensitive

We know your team has a lot to do and not much time to do it.

Chinwag Champs activities are carefully designed to maximise cultural impact, without soaking up hours a day

How does Chinwag Champs work?

  1. Install our bot in Slack
  2. Add our bot to a dedicated channel
  3. We'll periodically send a game or activity for everyone in the channel to participate in.
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What kinds of activities should I expect?

Our offering is constantly being updated, but here are a couple of examples.

A single player version of Danger Noodle being played.
Danger Noodle

At the start of the month we'll pair people up. Each pair is invited to compete in Danger Noodle, a retro multiplayer game. The game controls are split. One player controls up/down, the other controls left/right.

What value does this have?

The split controls require the team to communicate their intentions clearly and rely on each other to overcome obstacles. It gives the opportunity to engage with other team members and work towards a small goal. Bringing people together like this also avoids the need for small-talk and awkward first conversations.

A photo of someones desk, used in a game of guess-the-desk.
Guess the desk

At the start of each month we send a message to everyone in the #slack-group asking them to submit a photo of their desk. Throughout the month we then post one of those pictures to the #slack-group and ask people to guess who and why.

What value does this have?

It's common for people to forget that the face on the other side of a video call is a human with a life outside of their quota of work. Regular prompts that we work with a team of people are important reminders to treat people kindly.

Where does Chinwag Champs happen?

Right now the call to action happens in Slack. The activities will happen in Slack or on www.getchinwag.com.

A picture showing Slack open on a laptop screen, with a phone in hand alongside. Chinwag Champs is tightly integrated with Slack. Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash <3.

Pricing

"Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first."

Simon Sinek, Start with Why
Free

$0 / month

  • One activity per month
  • Supports all major desktop browsers
  • Scales to any number of team members
  • Integrates with Slack
Business

coming soon

  • Everything in the free plan plus...
  • A broader selection of activities
  • Engagement insights that show you how well it's working
  • Support via email

Frequently asked questions

  1. Do Chinwag Champs activities take a lot of time each month?
    No. Our target is to inject approximately an hour of culture-building activity into the month. People still do need to get their work done after all.
  2. Can I use Chinwag Champs outside of Slack?
    We are only integrated with Slack for now. Feel free to get in touch with other platforms you'd like us to consider.
  3. What about security and privacy?
    For a positive company culture in remote teams trust is important. That's why we keep it simple. We set up a dedicated Slack channel and arrange activities for the members of that channel. Slack provides granular permissions for "bots" and we can't peek into other channels, or direct messages in conversations we're not a part of. We will never sell your data to third party companies 🔒.
  4. Why does my Chinwag Champs activity say it's expired?
    Activities have a finite lifetime to encourage people to get around to participating.
  5. Why is it free?
    The cost of supporting our free plan is pretty much how we're choosing to spend our marketing budget. We will also be introducing paid-plans in future with a few more bells and whistles. Hopefully you and your team will love the free plan so much that you'll see the value in upgrading to a paid plan 💗 We intend to always have a free plan.