Inside the App: Fostering Peer Relationships and Collaborative Planning

April 8, 2021

Truvelop is not just an evaluation tool. Employee performance development requires more than continuous feedback and evaluation. Boosting morale, fostering communication among team members, and creating an inclusive culture are all critical to improving employee development.

When employees feel valued and heard, they are more likely to be engaged and production improves. According to an article in Forbes, “Employees who feel their voice is heard are 4.6 times more likely to feel empowered to perform their best work.”

With Truvelop, managers can foster communication among team members and thus supporting the development of peer relationships which is important to creating collaborative work environments. Through sparks and the wall, managers can create a semblance of in-person employee recognition by making comments or sharing words of encouragement on the wall. Team members can also post comments and words of recognition for fellow team members.

The survey function allows managers to ask team members’ opinions about various topics, policy changes or opportunities for improvement within the team or work process.

Fostering communication within the app can also help with collaborative planning. By analyzing employee performance based on employee assessments and understanding the team’s strengths and weaknesses, managers can appropriately pair team members based on complimentary skills or testing potential new roles. When a manager understands the depth of his/her team and the skills each person contributes, it is easier to oversee collaborative planning and work groups.

Finally, when managing employee performance, Truvelop can help develop employee performance improvement plans in a collaborative way. Truvelop is designed to initiate manager and team member conversations. Managers are provided with insights and cue card prompts, which are included with each score to encourage focused growth.

It is important to schedule regular meetings with team members to discuss performance, opportunities, and development plans. More frequent, shorter conversations with team members is a far more effective strategy than longer, less frequent interactions. In addition to completing evaluations, managers can post comments to provide more detailed insights that informed the evaluation. Employees can also comment to ask questions or further details, while also requesting evaluations as needed to support a personal performance goal.

Truvelop is not a one-sided, static app. Instead it is a dynamic, interactive tool to support the development of personal and team growth and engagement.

Contact our sales team today for a demo and to learn more!