Team Happiness
June 13, 2022

How to track team happiness and get real feedback from your team

If you work at a company with multiple teams, departments, and projects, you probably know how difficult it is to keep the communication going.

Priscila Correia

If you work at a company with multiple teams, departments, and projects, you probably know how difficult it is to keep the communication going. Especially since remote work became the reality for many of us.

When your team members are on different projects, and everyone is at home, how are you supposed to understand how they are feeling? 🥲 Of course, you can do a quick Zoom meeting, but team members might not be comfortable providing the actual picture.

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In this article, we’ll get into how you can track team happiness and get feedback from your peers so you can create a productive and positive work environment.

Why keep an eye on team happiness?

It’s nothing new that team happiness affects performance and productivity. If your peers are unhappy, they won’t be able to do their best work which may even affect their projects as a whole. And, in the worst-case scenario, they might leave your company.

And you’ll be losing resources. ⚠️

Here’s why you should keep track of dissatisfaction 👇

  • Lower productivity;
  • Poor quality of service;
  • High employee turnover;
  • Poor communication;
  • Bad company image;

In a competitive market, there is a lot on the line. That is why you need to worry about team happiness. And not just business-wise. As a person, you should also care about how your peers are doing. Right? 😉

Signals and how to track it

Whether you’re at the office or working remotely, it’s possible to notice some signals of employee unhappiness. It may include inadequate communication, absenteeism, not participating in team initiatives, low productivity, among others.

An article by Team Deck explained that another great way to identify employee dissatisfaction is their timesheet. “Employees who are over or underutilized are prone to burnout, which leads to higher turnover rates.” 👏

But how do you track team happiness properly?

Many tools in the market can help you with this. With Giddy, for example, you can ask your team members to vote on specific metrics like Team Mood, Quality of Service, Project Management, and Client Mood.

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After a few months of use, you’ll be able to check your projects’ overall ratings based on your team’s feedback. If the “Team mood” metric decreases every month, you can identify it and address it with your team members. And that’s one quick way to track it. 💪

Getting feedback from your team

Although there are several ways to identify team dissatisfaction, the most effective way is talking with your peers and asking for feedback. 💬 You need to provide a safe space for everyone to express their concerns and if the feedback is anonymous, better.

As we mentioned above, with Giddy, at the end of each week, you can ask your team members to rate their projects and check on everyone’s opinions. The votes are anonymous. But you can talk with your team through a quick call to understand what’s going on. And plan actions for improvement. 🚀

Giddy - get feedback from your team and plan actions

Try getting feedback from your peers at least once a month and address their concerns. It will be a great way to improve team happiness and create a good work environment. ☮

Last Notes

In a previous article, we mentioned how one of the biggest drivers of employee dissatisfaction is feeling unappreciated at work. 👀 And that human aspects such as having good teammates, a flexible schedule, and a good manager play a crucial role in team happiness overall.

After tracking team happiness and gathering feedback, don’t just stop there. Try to tackle your team’s concerns and work on the human aspects of your workplace. You’ll see better results.

Thank you for reading 🙏

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