Cosapien has been designed to reset memory back to a common understanding, and to minimize the margin for human error. Cosapien’s vision is a world where people collaborate better, allowing more synergies using their passions and expertise. It’s a world with less waste, where you are free to achieve more. Join us in initiating this future.
This is not the future we were promised. We should’ve been flying around jetpacks, and travelling between the stars in our own spaceships.
Instead the majority of our transport still uses petrol and diesel. Yes, Elon Musk is trying his best, but we believe there are millions of Elon Musks out there.
We believe that with the right tools people are capable of so much more. And that’s where we started when we conceputalised Cosapien. Our founders were working with people who were highly motivated, well educated and proficient- but they observed that people were letting one another down.
We realized that this was not from neglect or malicious intent, but rather a neuro bias phenomenon, specifically that recall changes the memory. What does that mean? Well, every time we try to recall a memory the subconscious alters it slightly (without us realizing it). The result of this is that, over time, and due to multiple attempts at recalling, a significant drift occurs.
In business, this is quite lethal because even though we might all have complete agreement about what needs to be done, as a result of discussions held in meetings, employees’ minds literally drift apart. It also means that vivid memories are no real reflection of truth or accuracy.
“I am driven to make the world a better place. Very specifically I create a more elegant world in which there is a greater potential for beauty.”
My natural affinity for systems, strengthened by my training and experience (e.g., programming, electronics, machine learning, chaos theory, bio-mimetics, neuroscience, control systems), allows me to strategise and to do high level tactics, to develop personal and business ecosystems.
When I engage, I not only make myself obsolete, I do so in a way that improves both systems and people.
It gives me great pleasure to provide you with some feedback and comments on my experience with Cosapien.
We’ve implemented Cosapien in our Programme Management office as a pilot in April 2011 with the aim of finding an easy and reliable way of recording and tracking tasks and decisions agreed to during project and steercom meetings. Up to that stage we relied on anything from minutes typed out in MS Word, task lists and decision logs on MS Excel to document repositories and Enterprise Project Management systems. Although Cosapien doesn’t attempt to replace Enterprise Project Management systems, in my opinion it contributes to the effectiveness of these systems.
Cosapien proved to be extremely effective as a tool to record minutes, decisions and tasks during meetings. The minute format is clean and easy to follow and in my experience, using Cosapien as collaboration tool in meetings, has increased efficiency and effectiveness of meetings immensely.
Ever since I have been managing people I have been looking for software that can integrate with existing collaboration systems to publish meeting minutes and allocate documented and traceable tasks to staff members. Not only does Cosapien handle both meeting and task delegation seamlessly but, within no time at all, has proven itself remarkably easy to use and adaptable to changing conditions within the staff management environment. Apart from the benefits as already explained, my experience of Cosapien is that it integrates well into any work environment and helps in managing people by tracking their performance, improving communication and overall improvement of the understanding and quality of tasks being handed in.
The best of all is that Cosapien is a product that can be accessed and worked on by staff members, even when out of the office, as long as they have access to a computer or smart phone and the internet.
In short, I recommend that any person responsible for managing and tasking people seriously consider Cosapien as an alternate to the manual model that so many managers still rely on to this day.
Minutes and decisions are easily accessible and available anywhere in the world with an internet connection. The biggest gain though is the effect that the social contract principle and reputation tracking has on actions between meetings. The fact that all tasks due from various meetings are grouped together in each participant’s personal To Do list makes it much easier to stick to commitments. The reputation display provides additional motivation. I found Cosapien so useful that I’ve started using it during my one-on-one meetings with my direct reports and I now manage my entire department with Cosapien tasks. I even refer to it during performance evaluation discussions. I’m impressed with the technical support that we’ve received and up to now every request that we’ve had has been dealt with effectively. Congratulations on a great product. I’m looking forward to using the future enhancements already in the pipeline.