Early access to the 'Happiness Coach' is available by request. This article steps through how the functionality works. For more information around why we are doing this and the benefits we hope it brings check out our dedicated page here.

With great power comes...

An important note to begin - the happiness coach work was developed with key principles in mind to ensure it is used to guide positive change.

  1. To help provide business leaders with a more holistic view of not just their business but their people.

  2. It must be low friction, embedded into the product so not to take too much time.

  3. Positivity and transparency are key - at all times we want it to be clear what the data will be used for and who will see it. Where possible, the language used will be of a positive nature.

  4. Control over your own data. Team members need to be fully aware of who sees the data and what the data will be used for.

A weekly check in

For staff that have the feature enabled (yes it is possible to disable it for some - freelancers etc) at the last working day of the week an additional 'To Do' will appear asking 'What was this week like?'.

The To Do can the be dragged onto the emoji that best matches how the team member felt at work this week.

Additional Information

The team member will then be met with the option to provide additional information.

  1. Confirm the emoji (can be changed at this stage)

  2. Why the team member felt this way. The options are based on the five pillars of the SMART work design model, developed by Professor Sharon Parker at the Future of Work Institute.

  3. Lastly - the team member can choose to add a specific comment that will not be seen by anyone else in their organisation, or highlight a particular job they worked on that may have contributed to how they are feeling.

What data is displayed and who sees it?

Each team member who has participated will receive an email the following week with aggregated, anonymised results. Both a history of their own responses (vs the team), the individual team scores and some business insights based on the teams responses. At this stage, the notes will not be displayed anywhere but this may be possible when the functionality is rolled out further.

What data isn't displayed or seen?

Your individual responses will not be seen by anyone in your organisation. The history of the jobs you have specified will also not be seen anywhere. As per our principles above, you have control over your own data. Eventually you may have the option of viewing your history, sharing should you choose to or printing to pdf etc but none of that will be possible for now. During the pilot period, Streamtime may view specific comments to help guide future development. The data will be completely anonymised - linked to user ID numbers and not names.

What can this data help with?

Initially, we hope that the insights will help you and your business become healthier and happier by ensuring that the teams internal perception of happiness matches the happiness reported.

This pilot program is initially capped at 15 organisations. Reach out to let us know if you are interested.

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