Role models at Tempo-Team increase employee happiness
By Robin van der Meulen | March 22, 2018
The story of Tempo-Team
SELF-AWARENESS LEADING TO EMPLOYEE HAPPINESS
How 2DAYSMOOD helped increase employee happiness from 66% to 80%!
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8 management trainees of a recruitment company in the Netherlands thought it was time their organization would start paying attention to employee happiness. Accompanied with great passion and intrinsic motivation they made it their mission to get employee happiness on the strategic agenda of the board. They aimed to positively affect, among other things, the enthusiasm of colleagues and teams. Together with 2DAYSMOOD, they wanted to discover the ultimate key to increase happiness at work through a SMART intervention experiment.
TEAMS PARTICIPATED IN AN EXPERIMENT WITH SIX SPECIFIC INTERVENTIONS
2DAYSMOOD added value
A director was willing to make his teams available for the experiment. To reveal the best approach towards happy employees, the management trainees came up with a number of interventions. Each team (6 in total) received a separate intervention. To figure out which intervention had the most impact, 2DAYSMOOD continuously measured the progression of happiness within the different teams, using the fun and simple 15 second survey.
At first, the desired result – an increase in employee happiness – was lagging behind. The trainees discovered that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to increase employee happiness. Instead, increasing employee happiness seemed to require a more custom made approach per team or even per individual employee. Because 2DAYSMOOD made it possible to monitor employee happiness in realtime, the management trainees were able to adjust their strategy effectively in time.
Their new intervention approach? Managers first needed to become more self-aware about their own happiness at work and become role models. They needed to learn to spark the right conversations within their team. What made their employees happy? And how could they as leaders facilitate this?
In the following months, after the managers became self-aware about what affected their happiness at work, 2DAYSMOOD data showed an immediate increase in their happiness level. And these positive emotions turned out to be contagious… A few months later, the moods and happiness levels of their employees started to rise as well.
The total employee happiness score of the recruitment company increased from 66% to 80%! The weekly team report of 2DAYSMOOD still is the starting point for honest conversations in every team meeting. Moreover, the 8 trainees achieved their goal to get employee happiness on the strategic agenda of the board!
THE TOTAL SCORE OF WORK HAPPINESS INCREASED FROM 66% TO 80%!
Image: the happiness trend visible in the realtime dashboard of 2DAYSMOOD, via weekly anonymous mood measurements