Officehours

Connects you with amazing people, for one on one advice

3.8/5
About

Officehours is a collaboration platform that helps you tap insight, feedback, and advice.

Would you recommend this product?

Worth giving a try, but make sure you have a fallback plan.

Pros:

The product concept and mechanics are great.

Cons:

The product experience isn't ideal. Lack of communication with users (both mentors and mentees) creates some awkward moments.

I design things (mostly for the web).
Hey Fabricio— I know you ran into some issues with the connection, and that all relates to firewalls, and how they restrict certain traffic. There are a few workarounds for this. The first is to have your IT department make some changes to what traffic can pass: http://wtf.officehours.io/help/n.... You can also connect through another wifi network—or transfer the call to your phone (that Transfer button is near the bottom of the screen). I hope this helps. :-) Eric

Great source of knowledge!

Pros:

Easy to use with plenty of amazing advisors.

Cons:

Can't think of any significant

I find this a super helpful tool in my work.

Pros:

A smart idea, well executed. Easy to use. A wide range of users.

Cons:

None significant.

Bottom line: If you believe motive can be a differentiating factor (and should be counted as valuable), then officehours.io is worth your time and effort to explore. The concept is bourne out of a desire to connect knowledge seekers w/ expertise and deeper conteplation – to foster the ever-waning spirit of passing information along w/o seeking compensation (placing a premium on that one commodity we all lack IRL – time) and trusting others will do the same.

Pros:

Beyond facilitating succinct + productive conversation, I use officehours to track multiple threads and gain focused expertise (push/pull).

Cons:

If there's a "con" it can be found in user expectations. Like any online platform, officehours improves if you engage w/ a result in mind.