A new app called Memo debuted last month that offers employees an anonymous venue to say what is on their minds. As Quartz reports:
Memo, a new messaging app, wants to modernize office gossip. The app debuted on the Apple App Store last month, and follows the recent trend of anonymous messaging apps, such as Whisper, Secret, and Facebook’s Rooms. While these apps’ popularity have started to wane, Memo may have something that the others don’t — focus. By centering on the workplace, Memo could thrive where other apps have failed.Whisper? Secret? Rooms? What? Obviously, I've been in the other room and didn't get the memo amid secret whispers about our questionable app economy.
But back to the topic. There's a "focused" workplace app that allows employees to say what they're really thinking. Nobody has to stand by the proverbial water cooler anymore to speculate on how much the CEO really makes, how a co-worker's PowerPoint presentation was a complete waste of time, and why the free snacks in the break room totally blow!
Some employers apparently aren't big fans of Memo, and they are trying to stop its use at work. I'll be waiting by the workplace water cooler to see where this one goes.