Happiness Hacking 1 – Tools To Track Happiness On Project And Team Level
Reading Time: 1 minute There are several tools available to facilitate, measure and visualize happiness on the project and team level.
Tools To Track Happiness On Project And Team Level
In 21.th leadership and management, taking care and tracking the team and employee mood are central concerns.
Recent studies proved that the key to motivating employees is far from being money centered. Therefore, it is essential that you understand what you need to do in order to keep your team engaged and focused on the common goal. You’ll need to spend at least as much time building an engaging ecosystem as you’ll do hiring new people and motivating your staff.
There are several tools available – online or offline, so to speak "physical objects" – to facilitate, measure and visualize happiness on the project and team level.
The Happiness Door
is one of the Management 3.0 practices. It is a tool to give feedback
continuously in workshops
, events, or meetings in three categories: things that make attendees happy, things they feel neutral about and things they didn’t like. Usually, it is either an empty flipchart or a collection of post-its.
Give people a smile by showing them your appreciation
and recognition. Try to stay off from generic emails or general praise cards. They will cheapen the gesture and feel more like an obligation than proper recognition. There are several approaches and strategies to support and achieve people happiness at the workplace level.
Employes, team members, rate frequently their (daily) happiness on a numeric scale (1–5). This rating is tracked on team or department level to visualize a team’s mood over time and to help teams and management to improve their happiness (Jeff Sutherland, ScrumInc; Hendriek Kniberg, Crisp).
A Niko-Niko calendar
is a visual, iconic tool to track the mood of a team. You set up a calendar, and each team member tracks her mood after each working day with a smiley.