Collective happiness and collaboration comes from being able to share the good, the bad and the ugly. That’s why at Management 3.0 we’re all about asking for timely, specific and honest feedback.
Some companies place importance on measuring the happiness of their employees and they often do this by conducting detailed monthly surveys or asking for feedback during the annual performance appraisal. Neither option is successful for getting a pulse on their organization.
So how do we combat this?
The Happiness Door combines team collaboration, employee engagement and open and honest feedback. Like the Feedback Wall, the Happiness Door is often comprised of Post-It notes with feedback written on them Like the Happiness Index it assumes that people can act as the best gauge of their own happiness levels.
At Management 3.0 Workshops the Happiness Door is usually placed in an easily visible space where people are encouraged to give feedback in three groupings:
- Things that make attendees happy
- Things they feel neutral about
- Things they didn’t like
It can be a general thanks or more specific as in why you didn’t like a certain exercise. Anything goes!