New branding, colors, and more

At the beginning of the year, we mentioned that you should expect to see some major improvements coming your way. We wanted to provide an update, as we are going to be making some noticeable changes in the near future.New Logo & BrandingFirst, we have a new logo! Take a ...

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Slackbot for retrospectives, daily scrum, and recognition

If you and your team use Slack, we’ve made it easy to integrate continuous improvement into your Slack workflow. You can use the Slackbot for the following:Receive a weekly DM over Slack to check-in (as an alternative to checking-in over email). If you’re an engineer, this is like a virtual ...

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The best software for remote teams

It can be tough to stay connected as a remote team. While we love the benefits of working wherever you fancy, it can also be difficult to manage compared to conversations in person. It’s true that with in-person conversations, it’s much easier to pick up on a variety of cues ...

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A framework for improving employee performance

In a previous post, I wrote about the issues with the employee engagement industry. If you haven’t read the post, there are a few major, structural issues outlined below:Everyone (mostly vendors) defines employee engagement differently, it’s a squishy metric that isn’t tied to the balance sheet.Employee engagement purportedly drives performance ...

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Team recognition: why it's important

As a leader, it is your one of your responsibilities to ensure that all individuals on your team are not only productive, meeting deadlines, and hitting targets; but also that they are happy. How will you make this happen? It depends on:Your personality and leadership styleThe size of the team ...

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How daily standup meetings work.

Daily standup meetings could be one of the best (or worst) meetings you’ll have at work. At its best, a standup meeting ensures continual progress is made while keeping each person accountable for their work. At their worst, standups are a disruptive meeting where people talk about the work that ...

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How continuous improvement works

Continuous improvement is an agile methodology aimed to promote regular improvements (both big and small) by empowering all employees throughout the organization. This process is frequently referred to as Kaizen (a Japanese word for “change for better”) in manufacturing circles.While the definition of continuous improvement (CI) may be a bit ...

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Check-Ins: weekly questions to ask your team

If you’ve got 99 problems, make sure an unhappy team isn’t one.All great managers and leaders will tell you that communication is key to building a team that works well together – it’s a key piece of the continuous improvement process.One of the easiest things you can do to create ...

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Asynchronous daily standups over Slack or email.

The Daily Standup campaign is a new offering in Friday Feedback that allows teams to participate in an asynchronous daily scrum over email or Slack. If you aren’t familiar with how this works, typically a team of people will stand in a circle and share answers to the following questions:What ...

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New features, website migration, and our plans for 2019.

Over the past year, we’ve had the opportunity to help more and more businesses create feedback loops between leaders and their team. The reason why I founded Friday Feedback a few years ago was that I personally experienced the pain of not feeling comfortable bringing up some workplace issues I ...

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