Anchoring corporate strategy: 3 elements to make it successful
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.
The yearly review, a common source of frustration: Should it stay or should it go?
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.
Why frequent feedback sessions with your colleagues will save you time
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.
Give feedback constructively to create a new feedback culture
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!
360-degree feedback: a well-rounded approach
By Claudia Leu on 11.10.2022 | 4 minutes reading time
Where does 360-degree feedback come from? What is the aim of 360-degree feedback? What is the added value and what distinguishes good 360-degree feedback? We will get to the bottom of these questions in this blog article.
Team Feedback for all: more ownership for better collaboration
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. 💄
Individual feedback in an agile team
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.
The Power of the Peer: Peer-Feedback at Creaholic
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.
How do you measure engagement? The scientific basis of the Pulse question bank
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.
Launch Peer Feedback & new features 2021
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.
Top-down vs. bottom-up employee surveys: which approach is better?
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.
Psychological Safety – today and tomorrow
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.
Six steps to a successful employee survey
By Dominique Schmid on 30.03.2021 | 10 minutes reading time
Who has the best idea of what your employees need to do good work? They do themselves! In our experience, companies do best when they start from this understanding, and when employees are included in the development process for the employee survey. If you’re wondering how to design your employee survey so that it leads to meaningful change, then you’ve come to the right place.
4 reasons why a constructive feedback culture contributes to success
By Claudia Leu on 17.03.2021 | 4 minutes reading time
Can you go to your boss with honest criticism? Does your work environment regularly include constructive feedback that helps you grow? Read on to see why a constructive feedback culture is important. We’ve also put together a few tips on the subject to help you get started right away.
How to increase psychological safety: Expert tips
By Nils Reisen on 05.03.2021 | 5 minutes reading time
Psychological safety is a crucial driver for high performing teams. This article shows you why this is the case and provides expert advice on how you can increase your team’s psychological safety.