The quick pulse check is a tool that delivers fast and regular scans of a team’s ‘vital signs’. It is built to be a dynamic and easy way to gain insight into how a team is feeling. This team health check is tied to productivity. It helps a team leader gauge current capacity while being mindful of quality and team morale.
The quick pulse check has been designed to be deliberately simple. This is so that it can be used with greater frequency without becoming annoying for the team. The frequency with which the checks happen is driven by the context of the team.
Understanding the core dimensions of a quick pulse check
The quick pulse check is built around five dimensions that can be measured and tracked. This health check invites each member of the team to indicate how they feel about each element.
A team leader can more regularly see how the group feels. They can talk through what that means for the team before issues escalate.
Speed and Quality
How do you feel about the speed and quality of our work?
How do you feel about the freedom you have to do your job well?
How do you feel about how well the team is working together?
How do you feel about the sharing and growth opportunities in the team?
How do you feel about the value that the team creates?
How to create a Health Check in TeamRetro
Your template is ready to go
Under Health Checks, select the health check you’d like to complete. Decide if you want to survey the team anonymously, using aliases or openly.
Invite your team wherever they are.
Invite by a unique and secure code, email address, share a link, use a QR code or post to your Slack channel. They can use their phone, tablet or PC.
Survey the team independently and efficiently
Ask the team to reflect and rate along each dimension from happy to unhappy. You’ll see when everyone has finished. Use the in-built timer to keep things on track.
Reveal and discuss the results
Your health check data is displayed showing the average response and tally of each response. Sort dimensions by most positive, negative or mixed responses to make discussions more meaningful.
Keep conversation on track with Presentation Mode Switch to presentation mode to sync devices making it easier to facilitate and focus conversations. Capture comments and actions along the way.
Review your action plan Assign action owners and set due dates for new items and review prior actions. This action list can be tracked, shared or integrated into your other workflow tools.
Share the results Great work, you are all done! Share the results with your team via email, download and print or publish to tools like Jira, Asana and Trello. Results can be tracked in your dashboard.