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Boosting Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Swae for Boosting Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 

An inclusive, safe space for all voices to be heard

Science has proven that diverse teams outperform homogeneous ones. Swae creates a welcoming, anonymized space for problem and solution generation inside any organization

Did you know inclusive and diverse teams make better decisions up to 87% of the time, having huge impacts within organizations by helping mitigate the amount of cognitive bias in important decisions?

Enabling diversity in your workforce
is more important than ever 

Increasing gender, ethnic & cognitive diversity in your ranks and decision-making processes leads to business success

87%

better quality decision-making. Diverse teams outperform homogeneous ones, and diversity of input leads to better ideas to select from, & better decisions made.

70%

of companies in the top ranks of diversity are 70% more likely to capture new markets (in 12 months), when compared to non-diverse companies.

 

19%

higher revenues. Companies with high diversity scores outperform those with low diversity scores, proving diversity of input positively impacts financial performance.

35%

higher financial returns. Companies in the top quartile of ethnic and racial diversity in management were 35% more likely to have financial returns above their industry mean. 

How organizations benefit from increased diversity with Swae

Strategic Planning

Employee Feedback

Innovation Challenges

Swae works

Invest in Swae for inclusion, equity and diversity

Wisdom within your workforce

%

…say Swae helped them convey ideas better that other collaboration platforms they’d used or have access to

Tackle costly disengagement

%

…report Swae increased their engagement, motivation and happiness by helping them have a meaningful voice in decisions

Stay competitive & avoid disruption

%

…believe Swae surfaced ideas that would not have otherwise surfaced [using other tools or processes]

Easy collaboration for diverse teams

%

…say Swae made collaboration easier, and sharing ideas more accessible in their whole community

Tap into the top 4 habits of inclusive leaders

Practice participative leadership

Garner wisdom from within and allow managers and employee contribute to decisions that matter.

Create a “speak up” culture

Celebrate different views and allow employees to share their perspectives without fear of retributions.

Tackle disruption head on

Proactively embrace change to find new ways to innovate their products and services.

Encourage inclusion & diversity

Visibly demonstrate Senior Management support for diversity of people and knowledge within workforce.

Give your employees a meaningful voice

and reap the rewards

Swae’s engages and unites your diverse workforce through it’s unbiased, bottom-up decision-making process:

3x

more engaged in their work.

3x

more likely to share market ready ideas with colleagues and managers.

2.6x

more likely to remain in their role for over 1 year.

2x

less likely to be absent, than employees who are disengaged.

66%

more productive than employees who are disengaged.

Bring out the diversity from within for decision ready solutions from the bottom up

Swae includes all voices in the ideation and decision-making process and enables diversity to power solutions to your organizations most pressing problems. The trust garnered through this process means employees invest more than expected, feeding natural occurring innovation as they unleash their creativity and ideas freely.

Boost productivity and performance

Utilize open collaboration to  provide better, more diverse alternatives to select from

Reap rewards of sourcing well-vetted investable solutions

Improve ideas and generate better quality solutions
, by reducing bias

A safe place
for novel ideas to shine

Diversity brings experiences that can feel uncomfortable to share. Swae’s purpose built features creates an environment for everyone to feel welcome, valued and supported.

Unleash powerful hidden voices

Provide psychological safety through anonymity

Remove barriers so you can hear the truth

Enable your team with the right tools

Swae is a trusted and secure choice for engaging your diverse workforce

Engage productive inclusion and diversity with a fully digital solution for smart listening for ground breaking ideation, all while being protected by enterprise-grade security. 

Demonstrate accountability

Tackle disengagement

Embrace a transparent digital solution

Foster Trust

Set the Mission, get decision-ready solutions

Set your employees to task on your biggest (and smallest) challenges, and you’ll be amazed by the ideation and innovation within your workforce.

Swae delivers direct impact

$1M+

avg. value of innovation ideas revealed over 12 months.

70%+

increase in engagement of your employees*.

$1M

direct cost saving ideas have been generated.

3 month

payback period.

25-50%

improvement in time saved by administrators managing idea generation program.

50%

improvement in sourcing investable decisions*.

Results based on aggregated findings and impacts reports from client implementations.
*Over and above other engagement tools & approaches used.

One platform, unlimited uses

REMOTE WORKING & COLLABORATION

INNOVATION & IDEA MANAGEMENT

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

CUSTOMER
CROWDSOURCING

Say hello to smart decision making. 

Learn how Swae can support your organization.

Is Swae

for you?

Remote Meetings

Swae for Remote Meetings

Digital-first decision-making for remote meetings

Whether it be distributed team members within your organization, a city wide consultation or a global AGM, Swae keeps participants connected while they make decisions apart. Ideate, generate solutions, vote on pressing issues, and collaborate all in one place.

How organizations host remote meetings with Swae

Digital Annual General Assembly

Digital Town Halls

Digital BOARD MEETINGS

Digital PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS

Swae works

Invest in Swae for remote meetings

Wisdom within your workforce

%

…say Swae helped them convey ideas better that other collaboration platforms they’d used or have access to

Tackle costly disengagement

%

…report Swae increased their engagement, motivation and happiness by helping them have a meaningful voice in decisions

Stay competitive & avoid disruption

%

…believe Swae surfaced ideas that would not have otherwise surfaced [using other tools or processes]

Easy collaboration for remote teams

%

…say Swae made collaboration easier, and sharing ideas more accessible in their whole community

A seamless, transformative experience for participants

People across the globe are moving to remote work. From agenda setting to collecting proposals, gather and share ideas and align around the big picture with Swae. 

Automate brainstoorming and ratifying decisions

Increase participant engagement

Evaluate opportunities faster

 Leverage efficient digital technology to align around strategic goals

Automate brainstorming and ratifying decisions
From agenda setting to collecting proposals, gather and share ideas and align around the big picture.

Increase participant engagement
Leveraging digital technology.

Evaluate opportunities faster
Present possible solutions, weigh trade-offs and ask for feedback in real time

Uniting global participants under one virtual roof

2020 brought many challenges, and travel restrictions left organizations scrambling to find new ways of engaging their stakeholders within important annual meetings.  Swae helps you leverage its digital platform to involve all your people through every step of the decision-making process.

Guide your organization to drive clear directives

Provide participants with secure electronic voting they trust

 Track impact and maintain a pulse on ideas collected and decisions made, in real time

Save time and money on unnecessary travel

Swae is your trusted and secure choice for remote meetings

Engage in remote meetings with a fully digital solution for smart listening for ground breaking ideation, all while being protected by enterprise-grade security. 

Demonstrate accountability

Tackle disengagement

Embrace a transparent digital solution

Foster Trust

Set the Mission, get decision-ready solutions

Set your employees to task on your biggest (and smallest) challenges, and you’ll be amazed by the ideation and innovation within your workforce.

Swae delivers direct impact

$1M+

avg. value of innovation ideas revealed over 12 months.

70%+

increase in engagement of your employees*.

$1M

direct cost saving ideas have been generated.

3 month

payback period.

25-50%

improvement in time saved by administrators managing idea generation program.

50%

improvement in sourcing investable decisions*.

Results based on aggregated findings and impacts reports from client implementations.
*Over and above other engagement tools & approaches used.

Real examples of our Partners bringing remote meetings to life

“Swae offers the possibility of bringing together representatives at different geographic locations. Moreover, Swae helps by supporting the collective, transparent, and anonymous discussion of CCL-related ideas among all representatives.”

Dr. Iván S. Razo-Zapata

COCOA Collaborative Innovation BV

Swae’s platform was used by Adapt Chile in a digital consultation engaging the Chilean Network of Municipalities on 6 new pillars of Chilean Climate Change Law.

One platform, unlimited uses

REMOTE WORKING & COLLABORATION

INNOVATION & IDEA MANAGEMENT

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

CUSTOMER
CROWDSOURCING

Say hello to smart decision making. 

Learn how Swae can support your organization.

Is Swae

for you?

Debiasing Decision Making

Swae for Debiasing Decision Making

Removing cognitive bias for smart decision-making

Swae helps debias the complete ideation and decision-making journey so you can access the best thinking, insights and solutions to complex decisions.

Did you know personal judgements manifest in operations and organizational thinking, causing employees and leaders to make decisions in sub-optimal ways?

Debiasing your decision-making
is more important than ever 

Remove bias in your decision-making by providing your employees a platform to have a meaningful voice

Smart innovation & inclusive people leaders who actively source more opinions from their workforce enjoy:

3x

more engaged in their work.

3x

more likely to share market ready ideas with colleagues and managers.

2.6x

more likely to remain in their role for over 1 year.

2x

less likely to be absent, than employees who are disengaged.

66%

more productive than employees who are disengaged.

How organizations de-bias decision-making with Swae

Strategic planning

New Product Development

budgeting

Recruitment

The combination of multiple perspectives offers a wider set of possibilities than simple seniority. Of course crowds can be wrong… but if the process is designed carefully, with the right checkpoints and safeguards in place, crowdsourcing can bring fresh insights for wider consideration.

Steve Stanton
– Author of Harvard Business Review article  “How Process Enterprises Really Work”

Swae works

Invest in Swae for debiasing your innovation and decision-making process

Wisdom within your workforce

%

…say Swae helped them convey ideas better that other collaboration platforms they’d used or have access to

Tackle costly disengagement

%

…report Swae increased their engagement, motivation and happiness by helping them have a meaningful voice in decisions

Stay competitive & avoid disruption

%

…believe Swae surfaced ideas that would not have otherwise surfaced [using other tools or processes]

Easy collaboration for teams

%

…say Swae made collaboration easier, and sharing ideas more accessible in their whole community

Say goodbye to pre-disposed bias, and ignite a culture of continuous innovation

Decisions are often made in management silo’s with the highest paid person in the room’s opinion (“HIPPO”) that prevails. Swae’s bottom-up ideation is a repeatable process that eliminates barriers to continuously surface great strategy. 

Gather and share more employee ideas

 Eliminate silo’s and overcome barriers when sourcing ideas

 Build a rich innovation pipeline

Align your organization towards strategic goals and decision-making

Debias decision-making through crowdsourcing, efficiently and fast

Move beyond what exclusive hierarchical decision-making can provide. Swae’s helps your organization achieve its’ goals by allowing intelligence to move up and down the hierarchy freely, with only the strongest ideas garnering the acceptance to go to market. All without foregoing decision-making authority or bogging things down. 

Avoid creating policies and decisions in a vacuum

Garner immediate feedback from customers and communities

Evaluate and align, fast

Obtain real time data

Swae is your trusted and secure choice for debiasing decision-making

Engage productive employee involvement with a fully digital solution for smart listening for ground breaking ideation, all while being protected by enterprise-grade security. 

Demonstrate accountability

Tackle disengagement

Embrace a transparent digital solution

Foster Trust

Swae delivers direct impact

$1M+

avg. value of innovation ideas revealed over 12 months.

70%+

increase in engagement of your employees*.

$1M

direct cost saving ideas have been generated.

3 month

payback period.

25-50%

improvement in time saved by administrators managing idea generation program.

50%

improvement in sourcing investable decisions*.

Results based on aggregated findings and impacts reports from client implementations.
*Over and above other engagement tools & approaches used.

Explore other uses of Swae

REMOTE WORKING & COLLABORATION

INNOVATION & IDEA MANAGEMENT

CITIZEN POLICY & CONSULTATION

CUSTOMER
CROWDSOURCING

Say hello to smart decision making. 

Learn how Swae can support your organization.

Is Swae

for you?

Digital AGM

Digital AGM

Successful Digital AGMs start with Swae.

Your Organization Can’t Lose Momentum.
Not Now, Not Ever

You must adapt to remote decision-making. Start planning now and hold your Digital AGM remotely in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Host your AGM through Swae_io_Logo


Making your AGM available to an online audience is now a must-have, not a nice-to-have.

Get a platform that will result in more concise meetings, provide a safe and secure environment, and more! Allow shareholders to attend without ever leaving your home

Imagine total control…
Upvote questions submitted by others, prioritize the most popular questions, ensure that the voice of the shareholder is NOT muted, and so MUCH MORE!

Inclusive digital platform for AGMs

Participants interact online and cast their votes in near real-time

Digitized Voting

Removes traditional deadlines for submitting votes ahead of a company meeting

Auditing & Minutes

Everything in the platform is tracked and recorded for auditing purposes

Collaborative FAQs and Editing

Members vote by poll and ask questions of management

Digital Registration

Administrators receive a simple solution to keep the registration process streamlined and online

Safe and Secure Environment

Your AGM has Data Encryption and Reliability, SSL Encryption, and so much more. Check out our Trust Centre for details

Straightforward and logical

1

Upload

  • For psychological safety
2

AI Editor

  • Through NLP
  • Language enhancement
  • Restructuring
3

Crowdsourcing

Crowd Edit

  • FAQs, Evidence, Improvements
    Risks & biases

Crowd Voting

  • Helps management efficiently filter good ideas from the bad
4

Ideas Escalate

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  • The best ideas escalate based on merit

Show me how it works

Hosting your AGM remotely

brings everyTHING and everyONE together.

It can be a viable option for your company
no matter what happens in the world.

Every shareholder gets a voice

Increase participation and accessibility across all stakeholders

Companies can say goodbye to paper

Promote your green credentials by going paperless

More transparency and inclusive meetings

Get visibility into your AGM by anyone, anywhere

More stakeholders have a voice

Reduce discrimination and bias as a barrier to valid opinions and ideas

Online voting system in real-time

Take ballots and polls in real time for insights and decisions 

Participate from the safety of their own homes

Swae works where you do, allowing AGMs like never before

MSF’s Digital AGM

See how Medecins Sans Frontieres use Swae to collaborate on ideas and host a Digital AGM remotely across the globe.

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Teams of every shape and size are using Swae to supercharge their efforts.
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Swae’s impact on the world so far…

Trusted by

Enterprise clients

Used by

engaged users

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& Recognition

Ready to see Swae in action?

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What is a Digital AGM?

A Digital Annual General Meeting is when participants attend via an online platform that enables companies and investors to interact online and cast their votes in near real-time, allows them to ask questions, vote and participate electronically, and so much more. 

Swae’s team built a Digital Annual General Meetings (AGMs) product that provides a safe, secure, accurate, and transparent environment allowing every critical shareholder to attend.

How does it work?

Swae’s platform works as an inclusive digital platform for AGMs. It provides non-profit organizations, associations, companies and investors to  interact online and cast their votes in near real-time, cutting the traditional hassles associated with a paper-based and in-person meeting as well as providing members as a whole a reasonable opportunity to participate, helping organizations comply with their legal obligations for proper hosting of AGMs. The platform includes:

  • Digital Registration
  • Auditing & Minutes
  • Collaborative FAQs and Editing 

  • Digitized Voting 

  • Proxy Voting (coming soon) 

  • Video Conferencing Integration, Screensharing & Live Recording (coming soon) 

What are the benefits of a Digital AGM?

Digital Annual General Meetings (AGMs) make it easier for all to attend without any physicality issues or delays caused by traveling problems. Choosing a great platforms creates a safe, secure, accurate, and transparent environment so that every critical shareholder can attend.

The major advantages of holding a virtual AGM:

  1. Every shareholder gets a voice in a safe and secure environment
  2. Companies can say goodbye to paper
  3. The transparent nature of the digital AGM allows for a more inclusive meeting and more stakeholders to have a voice
  4. Allows for an online voting system with data received in real-time
  5. During a time of any crisis, all persons involved can participate from the safety of their own homes
What are the differences between an AGM & Digital AGM?

An annual general meeting, or annual shareholder meeting, is held to allow shareholders to vote on both company issues and the selection of the company’s board of directors. In larger organizations, the AGM is typically the one time during a year when shareholders and executives get to interact.

The difference between an Annual General Meeting and a Digital Annual General Meeting is that a conventional AGM is held in-person in one location, typically making it difficult for some shareholders to attend due to physicality issues reaching the AGM location. Those can vote by proxy typically send in votes online somehow (if offered by the organization), so a Digital AGM creates an environment where EVERY shareholder gets to attend. When using a strong platform for these meetings, a Digital AGM makes it much easier to bring the voice of the all shareholders together in one space. 

What are the drawbacks of Digital AGM?

A drawback of a digital (or virtual) AGM is being 100% reliant on a technology.  Should a virtual meeting fail, due to technology issues (e.g.: WiFi issues or outages), an adjournment would be necessary.

How can I host a Digital AGM?

To get started in hosting a Digital AGM, check your organization’s bylaws and/or governing legislation to ensure that they allow for a virtual (or digital) AGM.

Make sure you choose a SAFE, RELIABLE, and AFFORDABLE technology platform for the Digital AGM. The shareholder’s experience needs to be a productive and positive one. This means you should work through marketing this effort to ensure all shareholders understand the experience they will have online (what they see on their computers, etc.). 

You’ll want detailed communications to members from the first notice of the meeting through to the start of the Digital AGM. 

You’ll also want to reinforce the SAFETY and SECURITY features of the platform so people feel safe in the experience, that they’ll have a voice (voting, etc.), and set up a support team to answer any technical difficulties that users may experience. 

How do I get started with Swae?

To get started, click here to set up a demo with one of our team members! We’ll walk you through the entire process and help you decide if our Digital AGM platform is right for you and your organization.

Is hosting a Digital AGM expensive?

The simple answer is no. It doesn’t have to be (nor should it be) expensive! 

Swae is offering flexible and affordable pricing to make sure that cost is not a barrier to helping people use the most robust digital and remote platform for decision-making.

People work from everywhere
…so host your AGM from anywhere

introducing the ‘Anywhere’ General Meeting

Engagement, Inclusivity & Diversity

Engagement, Inclusivity & Diversity

Swae drives engagement, inclusivity & diversity

Increase engagement through collective cohesion of your workforce. Increase emotional buy-in and retain motivated staff

 

Break down barriers and activate the full potential of your workforce

Swae guides users through a methodical discovery process, including the option of anonymity, to help articulate their idea without fear of consequences and contribute to your strategy in a meaningful way.

Align culture and drives deep commitment behind your strategy

Swae platform allows consensus to form organically and efficiently, providing a platform to help align your organization behind your strategy through early and consistent interactions.

Understand Organizational Sentiment and Increase Health

Gain insights into what’s happening inside your organization and guidance on where to focus next. Pinpoint vulnerabilities and weaknesses in your organization and culture.

Go beyond engagement

Help listen to your employees and get results back quickly. Reporting and analytics capabilities to help you interact with your data, analyze what you are hearing, and act on those insights to improve employee engagement and experience, and increase business performance.

Break-down silos and bottlenecks

Swae circumvents unhealthy hierarchies and politics by making innovation & participatory decision-making permission less, allowing participants to feel heard.

Increase transparency in the decision making process

Swae’s clear framework makes decentralized decision making efficient and coherent, by providing visibility to all users of the the users of the process from start to finish.

What you want to achieve…

For Who?

  • Chief HR Officer
  • Chief Learning Officer
  • Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Lead

Why?

Powering performance through diversity, inclusivity & engagement
Increasing diversity and inclusion is not an empty slogan — it is a good business decision. Diverse input can have a big impact within organizations looking to ameliorate and mitigate the amount of cognitive bias in their decisions. It also leads to higher engagement, better quality decision-making and better organizational performance, by challenging your brain to overcome its stale ways of thinking and sharpen its performance.

Hierarchical organisations with traditional top-down decision making processes often leave employees feeling unheard, leading to low productivity and retention levels, organizational health, and under-leveraged innovation opportunities. A disengaged workforce not only drains productivity, but often suffer from excessive group think in their decisions. Hierarchical decision-making processes excludes management from good ideas, keeps most out of influencing what organizations do.

The challenge is how best to translate workplace diversity into efficient operational processes that can deliver winning decisions and solutions to boost organizational performance.

Science has proven that diverse teams outperform homogeneous ones.

Most leaders are unable to translate workplace diversity to boost organizational performance.
Swae solves that.

Swae increases engagement while unlocking the full potential of your workforce in an inclusive manner. The platform drives collective cohesion of your workforce by providing a simplified channel to allow your staff to actively participate and contribute to your strategy in a meaningful way.

Understanding organizational sentiment and health provides your company with a competitive edge. Swae guides users through a methodical discovery process, including the option of anonymity, to help articulate their ideas and thoughts without fear of consequences. By listening to your employees and gaining insights into what’s happening inside your organization, you will be able to pinpoint vulnerabilities and weaknesses in your organization and culture at an early stage and have guidance on where to focus next.

Swae’s reporting and analytics capabilities help you interact with your data, analyze what you are hearing, and act on those insights to improve employee engagement and experience, and increase business performance.

Swae gives you continuous improvement

Swae is a repeatable process that continuously surfaces great strategy; and helps you achieve your organisation’s goals.

Benefits when you implement Swae

Swae shines a light on the ideas that matter to your organisation, and supercharges your culture to one where engagement and innovatition thrive.

Get game changing ideas

• Shine a light on the best ideas
• Benefit from a bottom-up process for strategy & innovation
• De-risk and de-bias ideas 
• Cross-cutting collaboration

Get smarter decisions

• Make decision making a smarter process using AI
• Include a wider opinion on decisions
• Identify and breakdown unproductive silos
• Access unvarnished truth

Engage your team

• Increases emotional buy in by allowing users to influence agenda
• Avoid organizational politics
• Help others gain recognition transparently

Get insightful reports

• Access insights to help improve performance and culture
• Identify and breakdown unproductive silos
• Measure the pulse on your organization’s health

Swae helps the world's best companies

transform the way they work

MSF
"By using Swae, the quality of our motions improved dramatically before they were presented to be voted on. This lead to a larger number getting passed, creating more impact for the organization."
Anne Connely
Medecins Sans Frontieres
Board Member
Etihad
"Swae taught us that there are bright ideas waiting to be uncovered amongst our employees, and importantly, that they will share and engage, if provided with the right platform to do so."
Kai ling Ting
Etihad Airways
Senior Manager Strategy & Innovation
Bosch
“It had a clear signal to the community, this is what we need, we want to have decisions that involve the perspectives of the community"
Darius Polak
Bosch International Alumni Center
Managing Director

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Start using AI to make more intelligent decisions on ideas collected using bottom-up engagement of your staff.

The time is now to find out why 30,000 people are using Swae.

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