Supercharging productivity in the drone world

How Aerobotika uses Do to keep its small team focused on the highest priorities

The drone world is a fascinating one filled with so many possibilities as this new form of high-tech has rapidly exploded onto the scene.

Aerobotika is a startup based out of Vancouver that specializes in high-tech drone services, racing, and regulation. They help identify opportunities for companies to leverage drone technology for their services, in addition to providing premium flying services and training.

As a small team with limited resources, time is of the essence for them. Previously, they were facing collaborative issues with their meetings, being unable to set concrete agendas and identify actionable follow-ups.

This led to a lack of clarity on who was responsible for what, and were looking to maximize their efficiency with their already maxed out resources.

With a globally distributed team that does racing and training all around the world, coordinating such efforts thus took far too much time and energy, hindering their ability to quickly accomplish action items pertaining to their many drone-related initiatives.

Their team contains a mix of full-time and contracted employees, thus they also often needed to get newcomers caught up to speed quickly so they could hit the ground running.

So, they discovered and adopted Do, using the Office 365 integration to surface all the relevant calendar data from Outlook. They were using Office 365 for all their fundamental business needs, like email and calendar, thus the integration between Do and Office 365 was a perfect fit for them.

Now, Aerobotika runs all their meetings on the platform, and since signing up in the Fall of 2015, their 8 team members have collectively run over 350 meetings on Do!

As regular Do users, the folks at Aerobotika shared some of the reasons why they believe Do has allowed their company to achieve optimal productivity in their meetings:

  • Creating agendas beforehand provides clarity on what meetings will be about and what will be discussed
  • Assigning followups as tasks to specific individuals improves accountability
  • Marking followups as outcomes as they are completed allows them to focus on the highest priorities
  • Bonus: no more using excessive Post-it notes (yay!)
No more desks looking like this at Aerobotika!

By freeing up so much of their valuable time through using Do, Aerobotika has been able to maximize its resources and efforts on focusing on leveraging the power of drone technology by providing services to companies all around the world as the future of technology takes hold in front of our eyes.

You can learn more about Aerobotika and their experience with Do by watching the video below — our case study with Microsoft and the Office 365 team as one of our customer success stories on their Better With site: