Over the last few weeks, we’ve started rolling out an exciting new capability in Cognology – Agile Feedback!
We’ve been testing this internally for a few months now and absolutely love it, and we can’t wait to hear what our clients think.
Here’s what’s happening.
First things first – what is Agile Feedback?
For those of you who are regular readers of our Cognology blog, and the musings of our fearless leader Jon Windust (if not, subscribe here), you will have read about the benefits of agile, real-time feedback when it comes to Performance Management systems and processes. If not, let’s quickly recap.
Agile Feedback is designed for this new world of work, in which we are more collaborative, social, and faster moving than ever before. These days communication is instant, and no longer top-down. In this ever-changing workplace, one-way feedback from managers to their employees just doesn’t cut it.
Say hello to Cognology Agile Feedback
We’re bringing sexy back to feedback!
Our new Agile Feedback folder section makes it easy not only to track one-on-one feedback conversations, but also to bring other team members into the conversation through real-time crowd-sourced feedback.
The sleek new pinboard layout radically simplifies the way you post, view and discuss feedback, whilst our rich-text editor also allows you to format feedback in a variety of gorgeous ways, and include links, documents, or even embedded videos.
Why should my organisation use it?
Spider Man once said: “with great power comes great responsibility.”
As an organisational leader, it’s important you take his wise words to heart, and use goals as a tool to give team members autonomy alongside responsibility. It’s also crucial that you regularly check-in with your team to discuss progress, and adjust course if needed.
If you think about your favourite elite sports team – would it be possible for the coach to set goals for players, and then not talk about them for the rest of the playing season? Of course it wouldn’t. Agile Feedback makes it seamless to provide regular feedback, and involve all members of your team.
Regular agile feedback will help your organisation reduce turnover, gain valuable ad-hoc feedback (both crowd-sourced and one-on-one), and allows employees to achieve better performance by creating a genuine two-way conversation about performance.
Have some questions?
So folks, 2017 is the year we make the new world of work possible!
If you’re a Cognology client, have a chat with your HR Relationship Manager about upgrading your site – we can’t wait to take you through a demo, and we guarantee you’ll fall in love with it as much as we have!
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