Making significant decisions on how we lead teams of people is a lot like being on a diving board, alone and afraid to jump.
It can be lonely, and truth be told, driven by cognitive bias, poor feedback strategies, and one-sided heuristics. Yet, every decision we make regarding how we drive performance within our teams comes from a lineage of learned processes you either saw previously in your professional career or read in countless "thought leader" blogs bombarded on your daily LinkedIn feed.
Most if not all the decisions we make - no matter how big or small - lack a decision-making framework to better understand if this is the right decision, at the right time, for the right team.
And most importantly, they lack a feedback loop to help you understand the sentiment around the decision.
For example, want to set up a team happy hour for that burned-out team at your nearest watering hole?
How do you do it now?
The motivated leader you are, goes ahead, get's budget approval if needed, find's the place, maybe looks at that shared calendar, and boom, it gets posted publicly out on Slack.
And what happens?
You get half-ass feedback, maybe some cool little fire emojis, and comments by your extroverted group of employees who are ready to get "lit."
But what about that under-served, maybe a little introverted group of employees? What about that burned-out, tired of your face, group of employees who need time away from work and understand that a couple of "car-bombs" and bar wings won't solve the world's problems.
Yes, I understand this is hyperbole.
But that doesn't change the fact that we improve ourselves and our teams through feedback on our decisions as managers.
From team happy hours to starting a 4-day-work-week, every decision we make should involve feedback—real-time learning, which can act as validations tools for our choices.
And most importantly, we need feedback to act as a proxy for your employees to understand that their thoughts and feelings matter.
With the announcement of the new LEON Playbook Library, one of the most exciting features of this new release is embed employee feedback!
Starting today, employees and team members can give you feedback on every Playbook you decide to run within LEON in a few clicks.
From manager Playbooks, you run to improve yourself to team Playbooks designed to super-power your people; Playbook feedback is a new way to ensure your people know they have a seat at the table. A new way to improve the future of work - asynchronously.
The first step in using real-time feedback to drive decision-making is part of what we call "Wellness Intelligence."
This process involves using LEON Check-ins to understand team sentiment and readiness to perform. A decision-making framework we call Growth Windows to give you a direction of travel and whether to support or challenge your team. And, of course, the Playbook Library with over 200 tried-and-true strategies designed to super-power your team.
Once you decide on the best Playbook for your team today, you will want to customize your Playbook with notes to your team and send it away.
From there, within the Employee Dashboard, your team will be able to:
Over 200 companies use LEON day in and day our to super-power their managers and employees. From Playbooks to our Marketplace, LEON is proving to be a tool to drive efficiency massively and a framework designed to create a group of the world's happiest and healthiest employees on the planet.
Start a Playbook today and understand how your people really feel about that happy hour. 😉