Our Future of Work vision is a web-based platform through which teams can collaborate on and monitor performance reviews across all channels, ensuring a happier workplace
365 days separate the delightful day you landed your Junior Copywriter job and this moment. Yet here, for the first time, with sweaty palms signaling your anxiety, an uncomfortable waiting room couch heightening the anticipation, and an unclear picture of where you stand within your own team—let alone how you fit within the framework of your global agency–you’re about to have your annual review.
You’re not alone as an employee who feels uncertain about their standing in the workplace: 52 percent of working professionals”feel their managers do not accurately or effectively track their career development,” as found in the PSFK Workplace Survey 2016. For companies to eliminate such queries and foster personal engagement and development in the workplace requires new parameters for the Future of Work, as illustrated in the 60+ page study by PSFK Labs.
Inspired by the 10 strategies to develop a new era of internal leadership found inside the report, PSFK will present boundary-pushing product and workplace visions to reimagine how teams can onboard employees, expand the office, and prevent miscommunication.
Let’s imagine a different scenario.
You hold the same benefits-lush, highly sought after gig as you did before. It’s still 365 days since your first day on the job, but it’s no longer an annual review you’re about to walk into. There’s no sweaty palms. Definitely no uber-uncomfortable couch. Surprisingly, there’s no dread associated with this moment. In fact, you’re rather enjoying yourself. You’re clicking on a series emojis on the Omni-Review Tool designed by PSFK Labs, happily responding to a set of app-based questions whose answers help you set up and track personal goals, and through which managers can review your professional progress on an easy-to-use interface. The questions don’t come once a year either: you can expect daily, weekly or monthly blasts through the Omni-Review App to ensure you’re not left in the dark.
Your agency job isn’t alone. More and more teams are replacing the annual review process with more frequent check-ins. Therefore, managers are in need of a tool that will deliver progress reminders and chart objective performance benchmarks. Conversely, employees want the ability to monitor their progress and track personal goals on their end so they can feel integrated into the company ecosystem.
The Omni-Review Tool tracks career development and improves the feedback process by connecting employees through a web-based platform.
Employees can set up and track personal goals, and even monitor work-life balance or stress in times of plentiful deadlines. Teams can set objectives and track their progress against project-based or company-wide goals, and managers can review overall progress charts with a tap or swipe. On Omni-Review’s dashboard, data is visualized dynamically to track team work, workplace communications and emotional well-being. Managers can then cross-reference charts against employee calendars to identify any causes or correlations between work happenings and workers’ state of being.
By participating and completing goals on Omni-Review, employees can be rewarded with work benefits that range from office snacks, ceremonious gifts or bonus vacation time. In turn, producing the type of positive results one would hope to see reflected on Omni-Review’s dashboard.
In short, a tool like Omni-Review will come to improve the feedback process between employees, teams and their managers so as to encourage employee entrepreneurship, cross-team collaboration and transparent feedback between all members of an office. Most importantly, everyone will be the happier for using it.
Read PSFK’s six workplace visions in the Future of Work report.
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