Reading Time: < 1 minute TheHappinessIndex is an app to collect team feedback.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Gruffalo is a metaphor for fear, dauntlessness, and the luck of the tiny ones when getting great by using their phantasy only. Use a soft toy as challenge cup to show your appreciation.
Reading Time: < 1 minute There are several tools available to facilitate, measure and visualize happiness on the project and team level.
Reading Time: < 1 minute There are several tools available to give or facilitate appreciation. The range spans from techniques to moderate or facilitate workshops, to online services and physical objects to show recognition at the business place.
Reading Time: 2 minutes In most organisations, recognition and financial reward go one for the other. This approach misses the point of recognition: people are motivated by more than money. Six rules by With Jurgen Appelo to give rewards and to increase people’s performance and enjoyment.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Everybody becomes happy when getting a "Thank you", or be rewarded and be encouraged by a job well done. In the 21.th century business world financial bonus systems do not work anymore to motivate people properly. Instead, by following a few simple rules, you can reward and recognise employees effectively.
Reading Time: 6 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Psychological safety is a shared belief that the team is safe for interpersonal risk-taking. In psychologically safe teams, team members feel accepted and respected. The team members share the belief that they are enabled to give voice to their ideas without fearing reprisal or rebuke.
Psychological safety is one crucial prerequisite for innovation and high-performance teams.
Reading Time: 2 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 3 minutes 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).