Inside the App: Fostering Team Communication

November 11, 2021

According to studies, 57% of employees report not being given clear directions and 69% of managers are not comfortable communicating with employees in general. Add in a remote or hybrid work environment with schedules that make it difficult for face time or even knowing which colleagues are in-person or virtual, and fostering ongoing communication can be a real challenge.

Through the pandemic, companies that never explored communication tools beyond email are now inundated with Slack, Zoom, Teams. Keeping up with all the apps is exhausting and doesn’t always lead to the quality conversation once experienced after a team meeting, over the cubicle wall, or at celebratory lunches or happy hours.

Despite managers checking in on progress, creating team camaraderie or developing a trusting relationship with employees is lost.

Truvelop offers managers an opportunity to engage with employees in real time and evaluate and recognize their employees’ development and production. It also offers several ways to foster communication among teams.

When a manager provides feedback to an employee using Truvelop’s Spark feature, they can take this one step further and post a note of praise or encouragement on the Recognition Wall.

Truvelop’s Recognition Wall is a social media-like function within the app. Posting to the Wall is not limited to managers. Team members can recognize one another, and comment and react to recognitions of fellow team members building a sense of community even for remote employees.

Engaging employees in decision-making is important to fostering trust. In a pre-COVID environment, a manager might present to his/her team potential new changes or ideas for feedback. In a remote environment, this can be difficult to do efficiently. So, last year, Truvelop developed a Survey feature that provides managers with an easy way to gauge interest or gain feedback on a new idea, project or policy. Surveys are customizable and flexible where the survey itself or specific questions can be made mandatory or optional.

Truvelop is more than an employee assessment tool. It provides managers with multiple ways to effectively engage with employees to boost morale and improve talent retention.

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