The Right Tech Helps Workers Achieve More
The wisest employers are leveraging technology to help workers better manage their overall performance. Using Microsoft Power Apps, the marketing agency Wunderman Thompson created an app called THRIVE that lets employees set professional priorities, create check-ins with managers, and ask colleagues to provide feedback (see our article on “How to Optimize the Digital Employee Experience”).
The company made the app part of employees’ existing Microsoft Teams toolset as part of an effort “to meet our employees where they already are,” says Vidhi Thakker, the company’s global senior manager for talent and organizational development. “We don’t want it to feel like they have to do something for the company, but rather that the company is doing something for them.”
The agency is onto something important: Employees who know you’re working hard for them to succeed will work harder for you — and stick around longer as well.
Meeting workers where they are is challenging, but it’s worth the effort. Success will create a more innovative and collaborative culture and a more productive workforce.