Learn how ShareFeels began and where the idea first derived from.
I've been a freelancer in the tech industry for most of my career. Like most jobs, there are ups and downs, good days and bad days. Regardless, the high intensity is rewarding and I relish the opportunity to try my hand at a variety of projects across a breadth of industries, making the most of meeting people across all walks of life, people that I have a lot to learn from.
High intensity comes at a cost
The currency is anxiety and stress. We've all become professionals at masking our anxiety, stress and other negative feelings - meaning we aren't always easily able to gage when our colleagues are having a hard time.
Anxiety and stress can feel inevitable
Here's a top line idea of the way our brains work
- Our brain creates scenarios based on information coming from the world around us
- It then relates that information with our own past experiences
- The brain then begins an analysis which...
- Gives you a result in the shape of an emotion
- The emotion is followed by a reaction
Throughout the day, this process is repeated billions of times.
How can we minimise our anxiety and stress?
A simple yet always effective way to manage stress and anxiety within your team is simply by checking in on them.
More often than not, a conversation is all you need to change how you see a situation. You stop living in your head and see the reality for what it is. But ...
Don't live in fear of walking on eggshells, instead create a community where everyone feels comfortable enough to have an open conversation. Easier said than done, right? However, that's where ShareFeels comes into play, to bridge that difficult gap you may be struggling with.
This is one of the problems we are solving with ShareFeels.io.
Why you should use ShareFeels as a conversation starter
ShareFeels.io is a temperature check tool for you and your colleagues, friends, family, any key group of people you wish to check in on. That's why we've made it straightforward, and quick to use, so ShareFeels can be easily implemented as a part of your daily routine.
As a starting point, you can create a group for your team. At the end of the day, encourage them to anonymously rate their workday out of five (one being the lowest, five being the highest). After each vote, you're able to see the team's averages.
🧙♂️This is where the magic happens.
Use the group's average vote as a foundation to kick off a meeting. Whether the score is lower or higher than expected, the result is the perfect starting point to inspire and guide the conversation.
Everyone's workday is a different experience, and whether you feel better or worse than your team, simply having a conversation will provide an objective outlook of the team as a whole. That's why we truly are the most productive three seconds of your day.
How effective is using ShareFeels?
We can confidently say that ShareFeels is worth the (tiny) commitment in your routine. Practising what we preach, the ShareFeels team use the app on a daily basis to stay on top of each other.
This means, during busy times when we aren't able to talk so much, we're still able to keep an eye on our colleagues, and pick up any issues that may or may not have arisen. We guarantee your collaboration as a team will be enhanced once you add ShareFeels to your day.
Try it out; I hope it works for you as well. Sign up for free