Feedback doesn’t have to be heavy or burdensome like annual performance reviews. In fact, the most effective feedback is real-time, lightweight, conversational, and tied to results.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 26, 2012
An industry first, WorkSimple (http://www.getworksimple.com), the proven Social Performance Management provider, is offering a glimpse of the future of management with its new Feedback and Coaching app.
In an innovative effort to overcome challenges associated with driving feedback participation, WorkSimple built its Feedback and Coaching app on the premise that feedback needs to be streamlined, simple to offer and receive, and constructive. The app also shatters traditional manager-to-peer feedback models by opening feedback channels from coworker-to-coworker and offers real-time feedback rather than ineffective annual or bi-annual performance management reviews.
“This is the answer for thousands of teams and businesses asking for new ways to drive innovation, results and feedback,” said Morgan Norman, CEO and co-founder of WorkSimple. “Feedback doesn’t have to be heavy or burdensome like annual performance reviews. In fact, the most effective feedback is real-time, lightweight, conversational, and tied to results. Our app makes feedback work for management and employees because it’s tied to actual work or a Social Goal employees can engage around. This is one of the pillars to building a results-driven culture.”
Designed to be lightweight and guided, any employee can offer three different types of feedback on Social Goals, Focuses, or a coworker/direct report:
What’s Working feedback: An easy opportunity to point out what’s going well as employees work toward goals. This positive feedback mechanism lets managers and coworkers point out something an employee is doing right, such as exceeding goal timelines or overcoming a challenge.
Suggestion: Should an employee should try a different approach or tactic on a goal? Coworkers and managers can offer non-judgmental feedback as a friendly suggestion to help employees improve results.
Area for improvement: Help a coworker or direct report maximize results with a quick comment that aims to encourage high performance.
Request Feedback: Any employee can request feedback on Social Goals, Focuses, or on themselves.
Coaching Reports: Allows Administrators to view employees, direct reports, or teams and see what type of feedback they provide and how often.
Results-Driven Review: For Performance customers, all Feedback automatically populates our Performance Review.
A Coachable Moment
By framing feedback in a positive light, managers, subordinates, and peers have a unique opportunity to offer insights in a comfortable, non-threatening setting. The Feedback and Coaching app helps management build a culture of feedback and boost communication among employees. WorkSimple Coaching Reports also reveal what types of feedback managers are giving, which helps them become better coaches.
“Maybe you have a manager who only gives positive feedback -- this is an opportunity to help them give gentle corrective feedback also,” said Ben Moore CTO and co-founder of WorkSimple. “Or maybe you have a manager that doesn’t offer employees constructive ideas for improvement. Managers can become better coaches and employees can become more productive workers when the feedback flows through the company. It’s win-win for the entire organization.”
WorkSimple’s Feedback and Coaching app makes it fast and simple to complete modern performance reviews that are relevant to the work employees accomplished in any given time period. By accessing the app, managers are quickly reminded of what to discuss with employees and how to coach them to greater success.
WorkSimple Feedback and Coaching is available to Business Edition customers. It provides a comprehensive set of Social Performance collaboration tools and capabilities that have made WorkSimple the most widely used Social Performance Management system in the world. These tools include: Activity Streams, Social Goals, Focus, Social Recognition, Team Profiles, Enterprise Privacy, Documents, and Social Performance Intelligence. WorkSimple Teams also includes the Social Goals, Social Recognition, Focus, and Team Reporting.
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Business - $9/user/Month
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WorkSimple is the creator of Social Goals™: a fresh new way to manage careers, performance and results. As easy to use as your favorite social network, WorkSimple is designed for individuals, teams, and large organizations. Our Social Performance Platform gives a better way to share goals, collaborate, get feedback, and get your work endorsed. The Individual Edition is includes Social Goals, Portfolio, Endorsements, Media Sharing, LinkedIn Integration. Teams and Business can upgrade for additional functionality including: Social Goals™, Social Recognition, Get Verified, Feedback, Focus Boards, Activity Streams, Social Engagement Analytics, Company Performance Dashboard, Results-Driven Performance Review, and Administrator Controls.