Cabaana provides a full-fledged ‘Who is Who’ feature to help you get to know your team
By Victor Ruiz
After years of committed hard work, one day the boss calls your name. The last time he did so was when you signed your employment agreement. He wants you to go to his office. Maybe this could be your time. As you leave your little shabby desk behind, you realize that something is going on out there. Your beloved peers are clapping and cheering, standing up as you walk through their desks on your way to face your destiny. The boss is waiting outside his office with the door opened and a smile from ear to ear, inviting you to enter. Once you are inside the room, he gives you a warm hug and shows you the papers you have been waiting for so long:
Finally, here it is – your desired promotion.
Suddenly, the alarm rings. Forget about your sweet promotion. It’s seven o’clock in the morning. On any ordinary day, you would add five more minutes of sleep, asking yourself if that early morning is worthwhile, but this time you jump out of bed. For the first time in a long time, you have an exciting day in front of you. After years and years of unbearable work in a soulless company, in which the employees have been unhappy and complete strangers to one another, and several months in desperate search of a better place to work and be, it seems that finally you have found the light at the end of the tunnel.
The boss was nice during the interview. He praised your experience and skills and told you that he would facilitate an easy adaptation and provide everything for you to reach your full potential. That man definitely trusts you. The conditions are great too – The company headquarters is not far from home, but enough to escape the pollution of the city. The building is new, with clear and bright spaces. From the glass window of your office, you can see the green hills and the cascades that surround the structure. And if this isn’t enough, you will earn three times more than in your former job. For less hours.
Welcome to the stairway to happiness. Could it be more perfect?
The importance of getting to know your colleagues
The moment you shake hands with the boss after signing your brand new employee agreement, you cannot be any happier.
Are you sure? Wait a moment. Who are all these people smiling at you?
I almost forgot. Teammates, Colleagues, Co-workers…
The final step of this stairway to happiness.
The earthly paradise that we have described could be shattered into pieces without a happy and a healthy working environment. In fact, the only thing that can turn that heaven into hell is a bad or non-existent relationship with your colleagues. Make no mistake about that. On the other hand, a strong bond with your teammates will allow you to get over difficult and stressful situations, as well as undesirable working conditions.
Try to imagine. What if all your days at work were like the first day? The feeling of loneliness, the “maybe I don’t belong here” thought and that insecurity that affects your daily tasks. Without a shadow of a doubt, whether you are new at the company or not, getting to know your colleagues and working on bonding as a team is arguably one of the most important things to do at work.
Who on your team has a birthday this month?
Who on your team is a creative thinker?
Who is more analytical?
Do they enjoy contributing using these skills?
Can you name one hobby or favorite activity of each of your team members?
Do you know what is most important to your team members in their job?
The above questions (1) are essential to the development and growth of your team and knowing the answers mean that you are in the right direction.
Toc toc. It’s Cabaana!
However, getting to know your teammates requires effort, and sometimes the working routine makes it difficult to invest the time it deserves to share a coffee with your colleagues.
Don’t worry! Cabaana has a full-fledged ‘Who is Who’ feature that helps you getting to know your team.
Firstly, we provide a Team Directory. The ‘Who is Who’ of your team, where you can find details of your team members/colleagues. In addition to a list view, the directory provides an individual profile view with many useful data, including some interesting common factors you and that team member share. You can easily access the Directory from wherever you are in the application.
Inside the ‘Who is Who’ service, you will find a list of users/employees who are registered on the platform. To discover the full profile of the different users, simply click on their names.
Once you do this, you will be able to get to some key information such as:
Individual users can edit their own information through the Edition panel located in their profile page.
Alongside the directory, one of the most important features of the platform in terms of encouraging the interaction between employees are “Challenges”. Our ‘Happiness Challenges’ in Cabaana are a great way to trigger effective, yet light-hearted interactions within your team. We’ll talk more about these in one of the upcoming posts.
As you can see, Cabaana aims to encourage interaction between colleagues & team members, so that they get to know each other in an active way. We are sure this will help build and strengthen bonds in your team.
How better to Happifying your workplace?.
But this is just the beginning. Want to know more about Cabaana?
(To be continued…)
(1) ‘Why Leaders Should get to Know Team Members’
(2) What is a hut? Please, be patient and wait for the next posts in this series.