With social goals, recognition is no longer solely in the hands of managers. -- Morgan Norman, co-founder and CEO of WorkSimple
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2011
WorkSimple (http://www.getworksimple.com), the company that has revolutionized performance management, today released a new social performance graph showcasing insights around engagement, work relationships, and performance in real-time.
The new release adds personalized dashboards tailored to each user’s specific social goals, contributions, feedback, and recognition. The dashboard captures relationships between users and teams, as well as insights into feedback and praise. This allows companies to ignite new work conversations around productivity and goals. The graphs provide a real-time interactive story of your work and contributions.
At the center of the Social Graph is a user’s goal activity and goal conversations from feedback, comments, and recognition received. This helps every employee track the connections social support from people, teams, and departments.
Users will be able to see how they measure up against other team members, both socially and with accomplishments. New analytics allows every employee to see their contributions and social insights that happen throughout any workday -- helping workers keep track of goals accomplished, top social contributions to the business, and social interactions.
The purpose is to help every employee understand the value of their contributions and informal social activity that happens on their goals, including real-time feedback and and insights into employees’ goals, and goal-related conversations that employees are finding important to their professional reputation. The update streamlines the ability for making measurement on performance straightforward and actually reflects what is happening in the workplace and what is getting done.
“Today’s worker has become more nimble and more social in business. At the same time, they are expected to engage with the business while providing value,” said Morgan Norman, co-founder and CEO of WorkSimple. “Having the right view to extract the direction and mission of their teams and other departments helps every employee self-manage. WorkSimple’s Social Insights is a massive advance in the performance management industry that combines engagement -- for the first time -- with actual performance activity in a platform that is as easy as Facebook to use.”
Employees can now look at their goal trending information, comments, questions and updates and analyze their most popular goals within their team and across the organization based on social activity.
To address the evolution of social performance in the workplace beyond the typical annual review score, WorkSimple supports the ability for teams to track goals and social contributions that reflect their nimble work environment. The dashboard for teams showcases the social contributions, goal results, goal activities, updates, and feedback received. It also showcases how well people work inside and outside their team -- helping foster a better working culture for any team whether remote or on the corporate site.
These insights also help management keep a pulse on team activity and engagement generated from all work-related activity, exposing the most actively followed goals as identified by your workforce. With real-time access to team engagement, the dashboard helps everyone understand what is happening at a department or team level. Companies can drive adoption by making meaningful conversations more prominent in the network, or by formally empowering socially influential employees to onboard or teach new users.
“Employees will engage with systems that work the way they do,” said Norman. “They want analytics that are not a once-a-year view, like a performance review. They need to understand the trends just as an executive does, including interactions and social behaviors -- and now they can.”
WorkSimple’s newest feature separates scores based on two main components: a member’s sociability and accomplishments. Similar to Twitter, the number of followers and following are displayed underneath the member’s social index score and plays into their total score. The accomplishment score is calculated from the goals created, goals accomplished, updates on progress, and the average updates per goal.
WorkSimple’s employee-centered platform makes it easy to take control of work and accomplishments on a collaborative basis. “With social goals, recognition is no longer solely in the hands of managers,” said Norman. “Your daily accomplishments now can be recognized and rewarded by those working around you. This is a big advance in the next wave of performance management that combines not only your work results, but allows employees to see their social contributions to the business, and their best goals with the same ease of use that every employee loves.”
WorkSimple’s newest addition makes it possible not only to collaborate with a team regarding goals and projects, but also tracks how engaged users are with the tasks. The feature simplifies the ability to track how others engage around an individual’s goals.
WorkSimple pricing and availability:
- WorkSimple Always Free (Unlimited Users): Social Goals™, LinkedIn Integration, WorkStory™, Feedback, Recognition, Professional Reputation, Teams, and Social Insight Reporting
- WorkSimple Team Edition ($5 per user/month): The Team edition includes all Basic Features, plus Goal Reviews, Goal Scores, and Enhanced Team Insight Reporting.
- WorkSimple Company Edition ($9 per user/month): Includes enhance administration controls and premium support
- For more information on this release, please visit http://getworksimple.com/tour/getting-started.
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WorkSimple is the new way to drive performance. Individuals, small teams and large global organizations alike use WorkSimple as a better way to share goals, work together, get and give feedback, and make others shine. The basic version of WorkSimple is free for unlimited users, and includes WorkStory™, Social Goals™, Praise, Get Verified, Feedback, and Activity Steams. Customers can pay to upgrade for additional functionality including Goal Reviews, Goal Score, and Influence. Get started at http://getworksimple.com.