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Niko-Niko Calender — Pros & Cons

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Niko-Niko Calender — Pros & Cons

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Reading Time: 1 minute 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.

What is a Niko-Niko Calendar?

A Niko-Niko calendar is a  visual, iconic tool to track the mood of a team — aka of monitoring of a Happiness Index. You set up a calendar template. Each team member records her mood after each working day with a smiley.


Niko-Niko Calendar

Nikoniko means in Japanese "smiling".

There are even commercial tools for people and happiness analysis:  The-Happiness-Index.com, Niko Niko App Win10 (Microsoft), Team happiness report (Infoware Studios)Niko Calendar Jira.

Pros & Cons of Niko-Niko Calendars

Pros:

  • Niko-Niko Calendars are a simple tool for employees to record their personal mood.
  • Employees feel recognized and valued.
  • Scrum masters or management can track team emotions easily.

There are some Cons:

  • Employees could see posting smileys as being in a Kindergarten.
  • Emotions are individually different sensations. You can not generalize them or reduce them to a numerical scale of 1-5, or (+, —,  neutral).
  • Do not use individual emotions like happiness to assess or evaluate individual employee performance.

Further Reading


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