If you work in an office environment, it can be extremely easy to get dragged into the unproductive corporate world — and suddenly you’ll find that you’re hating your job and being unproductive. This can be especially true with startups. If your initially small business is starting to aggressively expand in size, the new employees will need to feel welcome. It can be a mess. This topic has been covered in detail on Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin‘s podcast Back to Work.
Our app is Workitywork and it helps teams give recognition and share feedback in real-time. Basically, Workitywork helps create a happy office environment where co-workers can give each other kudos, brag on their own great work, share honest feedback with anonymous polls, and always let the boss know the current office vibe.
WorkityWork got a good amount of attention when it was in private beta — the news here is that it’s now open to the public. You can sign up for a 15 day free trial right now. After the trial’s finished, it’s $4 per month per user.
Kudos, Triumphs, Vibe and Polls
These are the main four parts of Workitywork. They’re nice and simple. Kudos is a way to let a coworker know that you appreciate their work. Let them know they’re appreciated. Triumphs are a great way to celebrate an achievement. Shipped an update? Squashed a bug? That’s a triumph. Post it so everyone can see! Vibes is where it gets interesting. Simply tell Workitywork how you’re feeling and it does the rest, anonymously. An anonymised chart (like the one above) is produced which your team can see. If it starts to dip, it’d be a good idea for your boss to find out why, right? No more passive aggression. A good way to find out what’s going wrong is the last feature — polls.
There’s even more information on the Workitywork website:
Wonder if the team’s interested in an office recycling program? Ask them with our office polls. Did a coworker find a way to cut the budget? Give recognition by sending them kudos! Finally fixed a bug that you’ve been working on for a week? Celebrate with triumphs. New project got you down? Let your boss know anonymously with vibes.