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About Us

Our Story

Ideal State designs and builds digital workplaces that inspire teams to do their best work. We do this by designing and building thriving digital workplace ecosystems that combine people, processes, and state-of-the-art technology to redefine how people work and learn together.

Advancing the Employee Experience
Ideal State is delighted to be at the forefront of the employee experience (EX) movement. We believe that the digital workplace is increasingly the most critical piece of the employee engagement puzzle. Simply put, when people have the tools they need to do their best work, magic happens.

Committed to Social Good
Our co-founders and staff share a deep commitment to making the world a better place. Our clients include some of the largest and most respected charities and philanthropies in the world and we actively seek out partnerships with organizations engaged in social good.

Human-Centered
We have extensive expertise and experience designing digital workplaces using the principles of human-centered design. Providing each person in your organization with tools selected and configured around their needs propels them to new heights of happiness and productivity.

 

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What We Believe

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The Big Shift

We are in the middle of a transition away from classical approaches of efficiency and hierarchy to a Networked Age of rapid change and punctuated evolutions.
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Change is the New Status Quo

In today's world we must orient ourselves to change as an unceasing, continuous process.
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Knowledge Flows; It Is Not Static

By the time knowledge is recorded and packaged, it is outdated. In today's world, static knowledge has a very short shelf life.
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Learning is Participating

Learning is participating in knowledge flows by producing, accessing and sharing knowledge.
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Territorial Behavior Inhibits Effectiveness

A primary obstacle to organizational effectiveness is our tendency to hoard information to gain competitive advantage.
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Connection is Key

The key to knowledge flow is establishing strong human networks supported by shared collaboration and communication tools.