Mood pulse ratings

Good Scrum Masters and Team Leaders are constantly getting the pulse of their team: Is the motivation high? Is something bothering the team?

Mar 11, 2022 · 2 min read

Interface - Metrics page, 2022

Maintaining a continuous, highly engaged and challenged team is a feat of its own. In a remote setting, this is more difficult than ever. Working with people behind the screen, or communicating in an async environment, where chat or email is the main source of collaboration, things can get pretty opaque.

With the Mood Rating feature of Team O’clock, leaders can get the pulse of their team, where collaboration happens. In the Scrum events. More specifically, daily standup and retrospective meetings in Team O’clock, offer an unobtrusive way to collect this information by answering one simple question: “How do you feel at work today?”

Mood pulse in Team O'clock, showing 5 values from 1 to 5 with 1 being Awful and 5 being Amazing

With this information at hand, facilitators can trigger discussions or retrospective meetings to either celebrate, or elaborate more when things go south. This information is available over time, via the Metrics page.

Being proactive and taking action to improve your team’s health metrics is a vital component for a successful Scrum Master, towards building a successful team.

Nikos Vasileiou

Author: Nikos Vasileiou

Nikos has been into Engineering Management and Agile coaching roles, working on software development and product design in Team O'clock.

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