Why the Heartbeat Check-in?
Your daily stand-ups or weekly status meetings are bloated — and frankly, a complete waste of time. But, you need a way to get your team on the same page, efficiently. What to do? This is where our Heartbeat Check-ins come in. Use our Heartbeat Check-in to automate status updates in your team. You’ll align everyone around progress, and save dozens of hours a month (and a pile of money!) by streamlining or replacing your daily stand-up meetings.
How our Heartbeat Check-in works
Every day or week, we ask a periodic question that aligns your team around the progress they’re making. For example, we’ll ask “What will you work on today?” or “What’s your #1 focus this week?” You could also ask, once a month, “What are you most proud of accomplishing last month?” to everyone on your team. We’ll deliver the question via Slack, or Microsoft Teams or email, and share the answers with everyone in a summary. That’s it. Dead simple.
Keep a live, running history of progress
At any point in time, you can get a clear snapshot of how what each team member is actually working on. Use this to prepare for your one-on-one meetings and performance reviews — and to share with new employees so they understand what progress has been made, to date.
The Know Your Team questions and corresponding rituals have quickly become a fundamental method towards growing our culture. It’s become a natural process of near daily learning as we grow closer together as a team.
Ready to give Heartbeat Check-ins a try?
- Replace performance reviews with Performance Feedback
- Hold more effective 1:1s with our One-on-Ones Tool
- Streamline stand-up meetings with Heartbeat Check-ins
- Build rapport with Icebreakers, Shout-Outs, and Social Questions
- Integrations with Slack, Microsoft Teams, Google Calender, and more
Heartbeat Check-ins are just one of many features you have access to when you sign up for Know Your Team. See all the features in Know Your Team here, or learn more about the methodology behind each feature here.