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The City of Seattle: Integrating Separate Teams within a Complex Governmental Organization

The City of Seattle: Integrating Separate Teams within a Complex Governmental Organization
City of Seattle using digital whiteboards

The City of Seattle, a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States, is home to more than 700,000 people (video). The city government has diverse departments with complex interconnections that often have to collaborate on service delivery tasks. City workers have busy jobs with little time to undergo burdensome training and re-training activities. The City of Seattle has therefore adopted InGlass™ Avocor displays in their meeting rooms, paired with the FlatFrog online whiteboarding app to facilitate collaborative and hybrid team-working within and across government departments.

The intuitiveness of this setup means that a completely new user is up-and-running within minutes as if they were at a traditional dry-erase whiteboard, with traditional pen and erase implemented in the most natural way. The advantages of the whiteboard are then multiplied by the availability of the free FlatFrog online whiteboarding app, which staff can access on their tablets and PCs via the web. This enables hybrid work and intra- and inter-departmental collaboration for no extra effort or cost. The powerful features of the built-in templates mean that ideas developed during collaborative meetings can be captured, shared, and continuously refined. Inter-departmental collaboration from the very start saves the time and effort of going back-and-forth during planning.

Contact us to see if we can help with the communication needs of your complex/multi-departmental organization.

FlatFrog

FlatFrog is a provider of free online whiteboards (app.flatfrog.com).

FlatFrog has also designed patented InGlass™ touch display technology from the ground up, providing the best pen and touch input to mimic the intuitive feeling of a dry-erase board. InGlass™ touch displays are available through our partners, including Dell, Google, Samsung, SMART, Sharp, Ricoh, Avocor, CTOUCH and more (www.flatfrog.com/partners).