By Nils Reisen on 04.10.2023 | 1 minute reading time
Pulse Feedback packs a punch compared to traditional survey methods, as it not only invites employees to the survey but also empowers them to actively engage with the results. This way, input for positive change can emerge from every corner of the organisation; and this is how the potential of feedback unfolds.
With our latest updates, ease and clarity enhance every step from sharing feedback to spearheading improvements. Whether it's providing new resources for exploring and discussing results or guiding participants through the entire process, we've got it all tuned up for a smoother, more delightful feedback journey for everyone!
By Nils Reisen on 30.05.2023 | 8 minutes reading time
If there’s one thing that the pandemic has taught us, it’s that work can work perfectly in settings that are radically different from what we were used to. Remote work, once seen as a perk for a select few, has become the new normal for millions of workers worldwide.
But the new normal isn’t that normal yet. Many managers and HR professionals are currently racking their brains over which rules and policies to adopt, when and how to support, and which ways they can measure how well their hybrid work setup is working for employees and leaders. Does this sound familiar to you?
By Nils Reisen on 03.04.2023 | 7 minutes reading time
Anchoring a corporate strategy is a demanding task. How can you ensure that the strategy is not only understood by as many people in the company as possible, but also implemented in their daily work?
In our own work, we have identified three elements that are needed to successfully anchor corporate strategy. In this article, you will learn what these are and what role elephants play.
By Nils Reisen on 02.03.2023 | 7 minutes reading time
What if yearly reviews caused less frustration? What if employees and managers even enjoyed them?
Performance reviews and performance management in general are extremely important for organisations, employees and managers. But it seems that there is a fundamental issue in how they are done today. The good news: it’s not that difficult to fix.
Find out more about the problems of yearly reviews, the lack of feedback in organisations and possible solutions for value-creating performance management.
By Nils Reisen on 30.11.2022 | 4 minutes reading time
Steve was on his way to work. It was a pleasantly warm day, rather unusual in October in Switzerland. While he is usually in a good mood when heading to the office, today was different. He dreaded the meeting with Doris, his manager, that was set for today. Doris wanted to give him “some feedback”. On what, he didn’t know but he had a nagging feeling of uncertainty.
Steve wasn’t surprised, though. They have had a few strange encounters in the past week. Doris had made increasingly critical remarks and had given him funny looks that he found hard to interpret. Ever since Doris had called the meeting, Steve had found it difficult to concentrate on his work.
While he was waiting for his bus to arrive, he was so anxious that even the birds chirping on this otherwise lovely autumn morning bothered him.
By Claudia Leu on 17.10.2022 | 6 minutes reading time
The German-speaking world has seen a blossoming of cultures: cultures of acceptance coexist with cultures of discussion and cultures of safety overlap with cultures of freedom. So you might be asking yourself: "Do we also need a feedback culture?" Yes, because good feedback has, for a long time, been a factor in economic success!
By Nils Reisen on 21.09.2022 | 2 minutes reading time
Our new Peer Feedback module is off to a great start! We’ve made some updates so that you can further adapt it to your needs. We have also introduced an important new feature for this valuable function: everyone in the company can initiate surveys for their team with just a few clicks. Based on customers’ feedback, we significantly improved the results dashboard to simplify the navigation and score comparison. And thanks to our design update, Pulse Feedback also got a little prettier. 💄
By Gladys Winkler Docourt on 05.09.2022 | 3 minutes reading time
We recently had the opportunity to attend different workshops where agile team members were invited to give feedback to each other on their performance and the achievement of their goals. Even within agile teams, it isn’t easy to share critical feedback, one of the pillars of agility.
By Nils Reisen on 14.07.2022 | 6 minutes reading time
Pulse Feedback was developed internally at Creaholic. Thanks to its structure and people, Creaholic is an unusal place and for more than 30 years has been guiding companies successfully into the future. However, these strengths also lead to quite a few ordinary problems. For example, how does one conduct meaningful performance reviews in such an environment? Find out more in this article.
By Nils Reisen on 09.03.2022 | 9 minutes reading time
The questions asked in the survey are at the heart of Pulse Feedback. However, formulating effective questions requires expertise and experience. To help you create professional surveys in a few simple clicks, we’ve developed a scientifically based catalogue of questions that covers all the essential topics. In this article, you’ll learn more about our questionnaire’s scientific foundation and content.
By Nils Reisen on 29.10.2021 | 2 minutes reading time
In 2021, we're proud to announce our biggest milestone: the launch of Peer Feedback, our new product module at Pulse. Peer Feedback helps everyone in your company grow by providing a safe and straightforward setting for valuable 360° feedback. But that’s not all! We've also implemented many other improvements for our existing module, now called Team Feedback.
By Nils Reisen on 16.07.2021 | 6 minutes reading time
Most employee surveys are run with a similar top-down approach: a person or a small team designs the survey, analyses the results and reviews the results together with the management team. This is great for certain applications but much less so for others, where a bottom-up approach is the better choice. In this article, we explain both approaches in detail and show which approach is best in which situation.
By Claudia Leu on 07.06.2021 | 6 minutes reading time
What role does psychological safety play in today’s and tomorrow's workplace? Because we wanted to know exactly, we spoke to Ina Goller. Ina is an Innovation Management Professor at the Bern University of Applied Sciences and has been working in the national and international coaching, training and consulting sector for over 20 years.