Teamspect

Culture Breakdown


When Culture is not what it used to be

“Are they all stupid on the scond floor? They keep rejecting my request forms…”

“Engineering never listens to real problems we encounter with real clients.”

“No, they never talk to us.”

As organizations grow, you start to lose touch with the entire organization, and instead, start to work with people you don’t know. Let’s face it, this is not much fun. Teamspect campaigns can be used to continuously build connections between members of your organization. We can facilitate a variety of small events (Microevents) that aim to introduce people across departments, build trust, and make work fun again. Teamspect tracks the connections that have been made and suggests new connections. It provides the nudge that people need to reach out of their comfort zone and make new connections.

Microevents

Teamspect combines their “people are good” philosophy, psychology of social interactions, and AI-aided technology into:

  1. Offering campaigns and events that are
    • small: groups of 3-5 people are best for connection and empathy building
    • face-to-face: allows sub-verbal communication, more openness and relaxed atmosphere
    • optimized: best selection of people, crossing boundaries (silos, seniority), matching personalities and interests, reflecting previous events and feedback
  2. Offering event types and activities that feel good:
    • good-feeling events make us automatically start with good feeling about the new people we meet
    • the activities are also predictably-structured, non-embarassing, limited time
    • the classical example in Teamspect Gallery is “Simple Lunch Out”
  3. Nudges: special single-person email campaigns that remind team members about various things to know or do for better empathy and trust building. Smile. Thank Phillip from last week’s lunch. Seek goodness in people you interact with.
    • there is unlimited amount of wisdom available, and Teamspect uses the best sources for balanced feed of these “nudges”

Simple Lunch Out: we regularly send groups of 4 random employees who typically do not know each other, are from conflicting groups or different seniority, to a company-paid lunch. The lunch feels good, everybody knows what to do (order and eat), and some unstructured conversation often reveals matching souls and interests.

Company-wide events

Most companies organize regular all-hands events: annual, quarterly, etc. These events cover lots of business:

And something stops working at some point. People group together only with their closest co-workers, don’t react to volunteering requests at funny activities, head out right after the mandatory part.

“Even hiring professional entertainers, people are not anymore enjoying our annual meeting.”

Solutions

“This is the sound of inevitability, Mr. Anderson.”

Teamspect recognizes this sound and responds with:

  1. Support for microevents within a broader event: from seating charts to game teams, selecting people across silos, tenure, organization level, for most effective use of the time and money spent on the event.
  2. Ultra-fast, 5-click feedback to identify team influencers and most effective activities.
  3. Maximize people connections before the event, using the approaches in the section above.

“My name is … Neo!”

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