Employee Engagement.

Partnering with Jamestown Properties, MaybeForYou built a program to unite employees, improve productivity, and impact satisfaction.

Jamestown Employee Engagement Application

The Challenge

Jamestown Properties is an investment and property management firm. With more than 300 employees and offices across the US, they faced a problem creating a central company culture, promoting employee engagement, and distributing internal communications.

To help solve these challenges, Jamestown hired MaybeForYou to develop a strategy and build a custom enterprise application that would connect employees in a smarter, friendly, and more efficient way.


  • Automation & Process Improvements

  • User & Stakeholder Interviews

  • Product Strategy & Roadmaps

  • Wireframes & Interactive Prototypes

  • Responsive Web Design & Development

  • Mobile App Design & Development

Jamestown Employee Engagement App Wireframes

The Process

During our discovery phase, in which we conducted interviews with staff from all departments of the organization, we learned two important things: (1) the type of information the company hoped to communicate; and (2) information was spread across more than 20 different applications and tools.

It, therefore, became clear that a critical component of the platform would be to provide a central location for employees that all information could be aggregated into.

We also noticed that there was a strong desire for employees to learn more about each other, the departments within the organization, and the properties Jamestown owned, managed, and operated. Employees also wanted to share social posts and general information to help foster a community.

Working with the IT, HR and marketing teams, we put together a multi-release product strategy. Splitting the platform into multiple versions allowed us to gain valuable input into features and functionality as we observed employees engaging with it.

Over five versions, we built out a company directory, integrated with day-to-day business tools such as SharePoint and UltiPro, developed a conference room scheduling tool, added an in/out board, and expanded training from a portal into a full-fledged Learning Management System (LMS). The most recent release focused on building a sense of community and connection among team members by giving them the ability to share and comment on videos, news stories, quotes, and other user-submitted content.

Jamestown Employee Details Card Jamestown Employee Engagement Home Page Jamestown Employee Engagement Mobile Application

The Results

JTConnect has grown into the central hub for on the job personal and professional productivity needs. Providing access to files, policies, and training initiatives while keeping everyone up-to-date with property, department, and employee news.

The platform has seen 100% adoption and has proved to be a fantastic resource for improving employee satisfaction and productivity.

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