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New feature
Objectives

Week 15 - Track objectives progress with key results 🎯

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Shared by Florian • April 11, 2024

You can now add key results to objectives and track progress in a more quantitative manner. Key results are used to define the measurement of the success of an objective and help teams with OKRs to track progress more efficiently.

The status update workflow by team members remains the same, but now includes a progress update on key results. Team members are invited, at the frequency defined by the manager, to reflect on the overall status of the objective and the progress of key results.

Key results are optional and can be added at any time on an objective, simply go to the Objectives tab > Add an objective > Add a key result. From there you will be able to define the key result and add a success metric in percentage or absolute value.

Other improvements:

  • Fixed wording inconsistencies in the drawer showing individual indicators
  • Removed users with no managers from dashboard alerts
  • Fixed an inconsistency in the count of people with a selected perimeter
  • Show action items assigned to self only “My action items” section

If you’d like to know what we’re building next, check our product roadmap.

The Popwork team 🤟

New feature
Check-in
Rituals

Week 14 - Answer rituals in succession and improved company settings ⚡️

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Shared by Florian • April 03, 2024

1) Suggest team members to answers upcoming rituals in succession

When a team member shares their answers in preparation of an upcoming 1:1 meeting, it’s a great opportunity to also take a few minutes to update their objectives.

If they have upcoming rituals to complete, team members are now invited to complete them in succession.

2) Improved company settings

We have reworked the layout of management ritual settings to make it easier for Admins to understand how the Popwork rituals work and edit rituals questions or frequency.

Admins can now find an explanatory video and text for each ritual, making it easy to visualize the employee and manager experience on Popwork.

3) Other improvements

We improved how our rituals' monthly frequency works. We now make sure that rituals repeat on the right week as defined by the manager when setting it up.

In practice, the week number is what defines when the ritual will repeat.

For example, if the manager sets the ritual for the second Tuesday of the month, it will always happen on the second Tuesday of the month.

Another example: if the manager chooses to set the ritual for the last Thursday of the month, the ritual will always repeat on the last Thursday regardless if the month has 4 or 5 weeks.

If you’d like to know what we’re building next, check our product roadmap.

The Popwork team 🤟

Insights
Improvements

Week 13 - Improved dashboard navigation 📊

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Shared by Florian • April 03, 2024

We just shipped several improvements to make the dashboard easier to access, use and understand.

Managers and Admins can now visualize the indicators across their teams or the whole company from the same dashboard, using the shortcuts My teams or All teams.

We also made it easier to navigate within the org chart and to access the 3 tabs of the dashboard (engagement, management and performance indicators).

Finally, we also made the visual difference between Teams and Individuals easier to see to help analyse the dashboard metrics more intuitively.

Other improvements:

  • Fixed a bug on the display of individual indicators from the dashboard not loading
  • Fixed a bug on the display of management practices charts not loading
  • Improved the responsiveness of workspaces menu on mobile
  • Fixed an issue preventing objectives to be viewed without refreshing the page when added from the workspace
  • In Users & roles settings, made the user for which an action is required clearer

If you’d like to know what we’re building next, check our product roadmap.

The Popwork team 🤟

Action items
New feature

Week 12 - Due date on action items ⏰

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Shared by Florian • March 22, 2024

We have shipped one of the most requested features!

You can now add a due date to an action item. Simply hover over the action and click on the clock that appears on the right to select a date. When this date expires, it will appear in red to alert you.

Another addition, managers now also have access to all their team’s action items from one tab. To access those, simply head over to the Action items tab in your team menu.

Other improvements:

  • Reduced loading time by 5 on the User & roles tab - this should benefit to Admins of large companies when editing their user base

If you’d like to know what we’re building next, check our product roadmap.

The Popwork team 🤟

Objectives
New feature

Week 10 - New Objectives dashboard 🎯

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Shared by Florian • March 12, 2024

We have added a new dashboard to help Admins and Managers make sure everyone has defined objectives and track their progression status at all levels of the company.

This dashboard also provides visibility on the average number of objectives per person and the list of employees with no defined objectives.

Admins can access this new objectives dashboard from their Company menu (Dashboard) and Managers from their Team menu (Analytics).

Other improvements:

  • Added the possibility to comment on objectives status
  • Improved loading times by 25% for companies with large number of employees
  • Clarified what happen when a user is removed by an Admin
  • Made several small improvements to the monthly digest sent to account Admins

If you’d like to know what we’re building next, check our product roadmap.

The Popwork team 🤟

Insights
New feature

Week 08 - Mood and workload insights at individual level 📊

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Shared by Florian • March 12, 2024

Admins now have access to mood and workload insights and their evolution at individual level. This is particularly helpful to understand the trend behind mood and workload scores.

However, please note that detailed answers remain only visible by the manager and team member themselves to preserve trust and confidentiality.

Other improvements:

  • Replaced the tag “🥵Very busy” by “🥵 Complicated” in the mood question to avoid the overlap with the workload question
  • Fixed the text area auto-expand on the mood and workload question
  • Added a "All done" status in the manager's notification area
  • Fixed a bug enabling team members to send a reminder to themselves
  • Added a button to access deleted users from the Users & roles settings
  • Added an error message for Admins trying to delete themselves
  • Removed error message when deleting managers
  • Added a pay wall for suspended accounts because of payment issues
  • Fixed a small bug with the feedback area going into draft mode with no reason

If you’d like to know what we’re building next, check our product roadmap.

The Popwork team 🤟

Insights
New feature

Week 06 - Advanced analytics for Managers on their own perimeter 📊

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Shared by Florian • February 08, 2024

New dashboard for managers

Managers now have access to a brand new dashboard providing them visibility on their own perimeter, that is to say their direct reports and everyone under them

The same way, Admins can do it at company level, Managers can drill down their own org chart and visualize key metrics on mood and workload as well as the number of 1:1 meetings completed by team members and feedback given by managers.

This will help Managers to monitor and understand the evolutions of these key metrics for their own perimeter and get alerts on people at risk.

Improvements to the user admin console

We also did a series of improvements to make user management on Popwork more straightforward.

From their settings, Admins are now clearly notified with a red callout when there is an “action required” on specific users. A required action can be assigning the user a role, giving them a manager or simply deleting them.

Admins can also filter users by role (manager, team member, admin) or search users with our search bar

Finally, we have improved the Admin workflow to create users.

Other improvements:

  • Added a quick reaction “🔥 In progress” to help teams flag items currently being handled
  • Fixed a visual glitch with the help button in the manager onboarding
  • Fixed an issue with the drawer when editing a question

If you’d like to know what we’re building next, check our product roadmap.

The Popwork team 🤟

Improvements
Notifications

Week 05 - Monthly report on company management indicators 📨

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Shared by Florian • February 08, 2024

Every start of the month, Popwork Admins now receive a snapshot of their company key management indicators straight in their mailbox.

They get an overview of mood and workload levels as well as the number of one-to-one meetings completed over the past month.

To dig further, Admins can open their full company dashboard where they can browse across teams, understand the evolutions of these indicators and get alerts on employees at risk.

We also fixed a few calculations regarding:

  • the average calculation of feedbacks
  • the number of people within each perimeter
  • the consolidated score at company level

Other improvements

  • Adjusted the scale of the evolution chart which was sometimes truncated
  • Reduced the loading time of perimeter breakdown in the company dashboard
  • Fixed issues with notifications not displaying properly in the team dashboard
  • Fixed the company dashboard menu which was not responding on mobile
  • Fixed a bug on ritual due date still showing while answers were shared

If you’d like to know what we’re building next, check our product roadmap.

The Popwork team 🤟

Improvements
Notifications

Week 04 - Send friendly reminder and other improvements 👋

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Shared by Florian • January 29, 2024

Managers can now send a friendly reminder to ask one of their team members to answer an upcoming ritual. This reminder comes on top of the usual reminder schedule automatically sent by Popwork.

To send a reminder, managers only need to click on the Options button on a ritual card and click on “Send a friendly reminder”.

Last but not least, we made a series of small improvements as detailed below.

Improvements to the company dashboard:

  • Improved the layout of the company dashboard recap table to help better differentiate between perimeter and individual scores
  • Added the scores of the manager as an individual to the company dashboard
  • Fixed an small double counting issue in the calculation of perimeter indicators
  • Added a redirection to the team dashboard when clicking on the Team switch in the menu

Improvements to the team members workspace:

  • Added labels at the top of ritual card to help users better visualize if a ritual meeting has completed answers, feedbacks or action items
  • Made visual improvements to the timeline display to help users better differentiate past, current and upcoming rituals
  • Display the objectives status in the timeline only when it has been updated
  • Do not display the meeting time if the calendar has been unsynced
  • Fixed an issue causing duplication of rituals when editing the ritual date on the day of the meeting
  • Fixed an issue causing a bug when adding a new member to a team

If you’d like to know what we’re building next, check our product roadmap.

The Popwork team 🤟

Insights
New feature

Week 02 - New dashboard on management practices 📊

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Shared by Florian • January 15, 2024

This week we have enriched the company dashboard with a brand new tab on management practices.

Admins now have visibility on the number of 1:1 meetings completed by team members and feedback given by managers.

They can also drill down their organization visualizing metrics for their overall company, specific teams or individuals. Colors are here to help users quickly visualize where issues are:

  • Bad = < 0.5 / month (light red)
  • Average ≥ 0.5 / month (light green)
  • Good ≥ 1.0 / month (green)

Finally, Admins benefit from proactive alerts on management practices as they have access to a list of team members not completing any 1:1 meetings with their managers.

This new set of management indicators will help companies roll-out and monitor management practices across their organization. More insights on objectives will be added in the course of January. Stay tuned!

Other improvements:

  • Added a visual confirmation in company settings that the Company template has been edited
  • Fixed a bug on sorting of archived objectives, now sorted by archive date rather than due date
  • Modified the wording of “read-only” access for “guest” access
  • Fixed an issue with guest workspaces still showing in the menu after they were archived

If you’d like to know what we’re building next, check our product roadmap.

The Popwork team 🤟