This is Swedish App Scene’s second article with Allireza Ghahreman (Alli). In our first article, we talked about his perspective of what a healthy work environment is and how it can be achieved. In this article, we have talked about Weekli a service which gives a voice to employees.
Could you tell us more about Weekli? What is it and what value will it bring to companies?
“Weekli is basically trying to examine the third dimension at the workplace. Based on 34 different categories like influence, clarity, work pace, different harassments. It’s a 93-question battery and we use an intelligent pulse to send out 10 questions every week to employees. Everybody gets different questions that is why we call it intelligent.”
Alli defines the third dimension of the workplace as the psychosocial health of all the people within the company. Weekli is a tool that makes it easier for leaders and managers to understand their employees.
Weekli comes in two formats; a web interface and a mobile app. With the mobile app, employees will be notified of their weekli questions as well as be able to conveniently answer the questions sent to them. Aside from that, employees will be able to see the results of their answers. All the employees’ answers will be sent to their managers anonymously.
The web interface will only be available to managers. In it, they would be able to see all the data that they have gathered from their team. Managers will be able to see a holistic view of their teams and through graphs and insights. They would also be able to receive materials or suggestions on how to resolve conflict or to improve their workplace.
What’s the core difference between Weekli and other tools that measure employees’ behaviors?
Alli shares that Weekli is not just a measuring tool but it also helps users to understand the data and helps managers and employees solve the problems.
“What we have done is we have measured the psychosocial health from more than 30 categories, we transform it to a lot of nice graphical data that you can, of course, look at but we have also transformed it back to texts – Insights.”
Alli says that they acknowledge the fact that not everyone understands raw data or numbers. They made sure that the Insights on the platform would be able to clearly explain what the different categories and data implies and how it affects a team.
“The last part is solutions which are also important because most managers don’t know how to handle the problems.”
After the problem has been identified it could often be a challenge to find the right solution for it. Alli shares that Weekli can also help in finding the best solution to improve the working environment or to resolve conflicts within the team.
He further explained that Weekli also nudges both the employee and the managers to work together towards improving their current situations. It helps employees become self-efficient by suggesting solutions that they could do themselves while helping managers implement the right solutions and lessens the pressure to produce solutions themselves.
He believes that these 2 components are what sets Weekli apart from other tools.
What is your vision for Weekli?
“My goal is to really create a predictive platform that helps people predict everything from sickness, depression to other things.”
There are a lot of new researches that Alli is excited to explore and potentially integrate within Weekli to further optimize its usage. He wants to further explore how other categories or features could be added to give managers more insight about their employees. He foresees Weekli to become a tool that would help managers forecast how their teams would be in the future by understanding their actions and behaviours today.
If you would like to learn more about Weekli and how it could help your company, click here.