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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 🤟

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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 🤟

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Week 51 - New company dashboard on mood & workload 📊

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Shared by Florian • December 20, 2023

Popwork admins now benefit from our brand new company dashboard.

This new dashboard enables you to monitor key engagement metrics, their evolution and automatic alerts.

Furthermore, admins can now explore their organization right in the dashboard visualizing metrics for their overall company, specific teams or individuals.

In a nutshell, the new company dashboard enables you to:

  • Visualize key metrics on mood and workload
  • Explore metrics across your company, teams and employees
  • Leverage alerts to identify areas of improvement

Below is a short video from Johann introducing these updates.

More insights will be added early in January, including 1:1, feedback and objectives indicators. Stay tuned!

Other improvements:

  • Fixed a small bug when updating the frequency of a 1:1 meeting during the manager onboarding
  • Added the date of the last update on top of rituals customized at Company level
  • Added the possibility to revert Popwork template instead of the Company template
  • Added the possibility to edit and delete a comment
  • Fixed an inconsistency in the workload on the manager recap table
  • Fixed an app performance issue when opening Popwork

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

The Popwork team 🤟

Rituals
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Week 49 - Customize management rituals for your company 🧑‍💻

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Shared by Florian • December 18, 2023

Admins can now visualize and edit the management rituals available to their managers.

Popwork templates are a robust basis used by thousands of teams, but you may want to customize them to fit perfectly with your company culture.

As an Admin, to visualize these rituals and the template question, simply go to Company > Rituals & trainings.

To customize these management rituals for your company, click on the “Talk to an expert” button and a Popwork expert will get in touch with you to consult and configure the best rituals for your company together with you.

For each template, you will be able to:

  • Add, edit or remove questions
  • Lock important questions
  • Change the recommended frequency

Note that managers will still be able customize rituals for their own teams, including:

  • Add, edit or remove questions (that are not locked)
  • Choose the best frequency for each of their team member

Other improvements:

  • Fixed several bugs related affecting the synchronization of Outlook calendar events
  • Improved the user experience when saving ritual frequency and calendar changes
  • Fixed a small bug in the default due date when creating an objective
  • Improved the user experience when adding a comment or a quick reaction

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

The Popwork team 🤟

Improvements
User management

Week 48 - Get notified and comment on answers shared with you 💬

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Shared by Florian • December 05, 2023

Since a few weeks, managers and team members can share access to their workspace with other users such as dotted-line managers or N+2.

Now, users that are given access can not only read answers but also:

  • Are notified (via Slack or email) when they are given access
  • Are notified (via Slack or email) when team member shares answers
  • Can comment on answers, feedbacks and action items
  • Have full access to the team member’s objectives

Other improvements:

  • Microsoft login button is now more visible on the sign in page

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

The Popwork team 🤟

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User management

Week 47 - Export users and other improvements 💻

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Shared by Florian • December 05, 2023

Account administrators can now export users in csv.

This is particularly useful to reconcile employee directory and list of users in Popwork. This can help admins to make sure Popwork users are up to date and managers are correctly assigned.

Exports can be done at any time from Settings > Users & Roles > Export users.

The csv export includes the following attributes:

  • User first name
  • User last name
  • User email
  • Manager email
  • Admin role (boolean)
  • User creation date
  • User status (active or deleted)
  • User deletion date
  • User last activity date

Other improvements:

  • The owner is now notified (via Slack or email) when an objective is archived
  • Fixed an issue with the modal to cancel modifications when editing a question
  • Fixed an issue in the calculation of most selected answers not changing when selecting a different timeframe
  • Removed a redirection to the paywall for team members when exiting their Settings
  • Fixed an issue in the team dashboard not fetching correctly in some cases
  • A series of other small tech and design improvements

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

The Popwork team 🤟

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User management

Week 45 - New menu for Company admins 👀

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Shared by Florian • November 14, 2023

We have just added a new menu for Company admins.

This makes Company features and settings more accessible for admins and they can easily switch between their Team and Company view if they are also managing a team themselves.

Stay tuned, more Company features to come soon!

Other improvements:

  • Improved the display of the call-to-actions in the left menu to improve access to team members
  • Fixed scroll on sign-up page

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

The Popwork team 🤟

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User management

Week 44 - Sharing answers with several users 👀

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Shared by Florian • November 09, 2023

You can now grant access to dotted-line managers or N+2 who want to get access to the answers of a team member.

This access can be given (and removed) by the direct manager or the team member themselves from the top left of their workspace.

These people are read-only and have access to all incoming answers (not historical ones). Soon, they will also be able to comment and react on these answers as well.

In the event the team member has a new manager, this third-party access for must again be given by the team member or the new manager.

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

The Popwork team 🤟