At Global Kinetic, we felt that we were not getting a positive return on the time and effort we put into quarterly and annual reviews. The issue with annual reviews is that they are limited to one-sided feedback and the formality prevents an open feedback exchange.
Along with frustrating nearly everyone in the company, these reviews often did not reflect the reality of what was actually happening with our people and our teams. Biased yearly reviews tends to keep performance at a standstill and can take up a lot of valuable time.
Considering the rarity of finding talented candidates in the IT industry, we needed to find a way of maximizing happiness and wellness within teams. We needed to have people work together without any issues to provide the highest quality output of work as possible.
We needed a way to do real-time reviews while reducing the high costs of lost productivity during the process. We wanted to encourage engagement and accountability within teams and to be able to intervene early should any conflict or issue arise. We want to acknowledge success as it happens, increase transparency, and we wanted to use data that we already have to create perfect teams, rather than team composition purely being a result of who is available.
Martin’s talk was a case study on how TeamNinja helped to improve the lives of everyone in our, and other companies. If you want to find out more about how it works or want Martin to speak to you, let us know.
The HR Innovation and Tech Fest
Martin Dippenaar, Ross Pickford and Ryan Berkowitz attended the annual HR Tech Fest in Sandton to discuss the new dynamic workforce product: TeamNinja. It has proven to improve project quality, billable incomes as well as people retention.
The HR and Tech Fest can be summed up as an event : “Celebrating the talent, technology and ideas that are transforming the future of work”. The topics that were addressed in this 45 minute presentation included topics such as conflict resolution, performance assessments and management, culture assessment within the organisation and keeping employees as a number one priority.