Manager Weekly Check-in Tool
A FREE tool to help teams stay connected, track weekly progress, prepare for one-on-one meetings, and build an exceptional employee experience.
DecisionWise is offering the Manager Weekly Check-in Tool
for FREE to all managers in any organization
The Manager Weekly Check-in tool is based on the 5-15 framework developed by Patagonia’s founder Yvon Chouinard.
The 5-15 methodology works like this: Each week, everyone on a team spends 15-minutes writing updates in an online report automatically sent to them each Friday. The manager takes five minutes to read each report, and 15 minutes to collate their own feedback for their manager.
This continues up the chain providing managers and executives in the organization a weekly snapshot of what’s going well and what needs improvement from the point of view of all their employees.
- Share the registration link with every manager in your organization
- Each manager should follow the registration link
- Each manager should register with their own username and password.
- Once the manager has registered their email address and password they will be brought to the team set-up page.
- Manually add each member of the team with names and email addresses. There is no limit to the number of team members.
- Educate your team on purpose of the report and how you will use it. You can download instructions for your team here: Team Instructions
- Once the team members are set up, the system will automatically send them an email every Friday. They should answer every question on the form. Upon completion, the form will be sent to you.
- Click on the report tab to see all the reports in an easy to read chart.
- The Manager Weekly Check-in is an easy technique to improve communication at your company
- The 15-minute weekly habit that eased my work anxiety and made my boss trust me more
- Podcast: How Managers Can Better Recognize Employees
- VIDEO: The Influence of Managers on Employee Engagement
- Blog: Managers, Here is How to Keep Employees Engaged
Why Employee Engagement?
We define employee engagement as “an emotional state where employees feel passionate, energetic, and committed to their work. In all interactions, employees give their hearts, spirits, minds, and hands to deliver a high level of performance to the organization.” While employees must both learn and choose to be engaged at work, management directly impacts the employees’ desire and ability to be engaged.
In his book, What made Jack Welch Jack Welch: How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary Leaders, Stephen Baum suggests that “Leadership boils down to some very simple-not rocket science-ideas: character, confidence, critical thinking and the ability to engage other people.” In our view, however, engaging people comes by building meaningful employee experiences.