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Belonging matters.

In 2020, a global pandemic overturned our day-to-day and dramatically shifted the concept of being “at work.” As we adjusted to dining room desks and bedroom offices, we got a daily reminder of the blurry lines between life and work.

Despite the ability to stay digitally connected, many people felt more detached from each other. Work changed, and yet our need for shared experiences remained. Research shows that this sense of belonging is essential to our social well-being and our productivity at work.

Enter Wisq. A space for all the social moments that make work better.

Woman smiling

According to a report by the Institute of Leadership and Management, building close relationships with colleagues was the most important factor in determining job satisfaction.

Institute of Leadership and Management

“Social connections impact employee happiness, job satisfaction and employer loyalty, and are critical factors at a time when people are quick to jump ship to the next opportunity. It is incumbent that business leaders foster authentic social moments as an essential part of the workday."

- Jim Barnett, Wisq CEO

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A sense of belonging at work was linked to a 56% increase in job performance, a 50% drop in turnover risk, and a 75% reduction in sick days.

Harvard Business Review

Meet the Wisq team.

  • Boats in scenic location
    Celia Gouveia
    Vice President, Customer Success
  • Guitar
    Chih-Po Wen
    CTO and Co-founder
  • Golf course landscape at dusk
    Fraser Aitken
    Vice President, Sales
  • Plant seedlings
    Goutham Kurra
    CPO and Co-founder
  • Ocean waves by a beach
    Jim Barnett
    CEO and Co-founder
  • Sakura trees
    Mike Dolen
    Vice President, Strategy and People Science
  • Artwork
    Mary Page
    VP of Finance and Admin
  • Toasting marshmallows over fire pit
    Tanya Littlefield
    Head of Marketing