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Feature Friday: How Wundamail Promotes Good Habits Within Teams

June 14, 2019

Management, Modern Business, Good habits

Aristotle said it first. Reflecting on the immense power of repetition, the Ancient Greek philosopher famously propounded the idea that “excellence is a habit” rather than an act. Though civilisation has changed beyond recognition since 384 BC, Aristotle’s original argument is perhaps more relevant now than ever before. When it comes to leading a successful team, motivation can only get you so far. Habits, on the other hand, are what deliver momentum.

Wundamail is the simple, modern way to manage teams. Whatever your leadership style, it’s designed to inspire powerful behavioural change within organisations of every shape and size. Each day, Wundamail sends a question to the whole team, then compiles the responses into a single group email. Team activity is collated, condensed and circulated for all to see- no apps, usernames, or passwords needed. Just like that, a daily feedback loop promotes accountability, unlocks insight, and keeps teamwork efficient and inclusive.

So how does Wundamail actually transform team thinking? Because it’s designed with the human brain in mind. Our software is formed according to the fundamental principles of behavioural science, which means it takes advantage of human thought patterns to achieve genuine behavioural change in teams. The secret? The power of repetitive action… more commonly known as “habit”.

Daily Repetition

Once a day, Wundamail ensures everyone is on the same page. By bringing people together to respond to the same question, it forces people to analyse, consider, and articulate how their time is being spent.

Wundamail automates a feedback loop that forces employees to reflect on their personal progress. This prompts individuals to consciously examine how their time is being spent, the kind of roadblocks they encounter, and how best they can improve productivity. Quite often, people fail to identify which areas of their work are grossly inefficient, primarily because they blindly follow a long-standing routine. As employees share their work with the team, they will naturally reflect, learn, and make efforts to improve.

In addition, the fact that the daily Wundamail arrives at the same time each day makes a difference. By incorporating feedback into everyone’s working routine, incremental daily improvements result in dynamic, large-scale change across an entire organisation. Whether you want to sustain team morale, increase motivation or simply keep checking in to ensure everything is running as smooth as possible, Wundamail makes it simple. The question you ask is paramount- it holds the key to effecting dramatic behavioural change within your team.

Transparency

Wundamail turns transparency into habit. Every day, the compilation provides an accurate snapshot of company activity- everyone from the CEO to the caretaker gets an update. The benefits are obvious. Who wouldn’t want to encourage a culture of open, honest feedback across all levels of an organisation? Aside from simply fostering a collaborative atmosphere, however,  Wundamail fundamentally alters your team’s daily habits.

Why? Because Wundmail reinforces a culture of peer-to-peer accountability. By circulating the compilation for all to see, team members teach, learn, and educate one another. Not only does this education happen organically, but individuals will naturally hold each other responsible for driving group progress. Teams quickly identify if someone isn’t pulling their weight, locate the weak spots and solve ongoing issues. This makes it much easier for leaders to pinpoint issues correctly, and reward hard work or good behaviour.

Naturally, this accountability works to encourage a little healthy competition within the group, motivating each person to perform well and take pride in their work. Understanding other team members projects, pressures and priorities cultivates a more understanding group culture. When everything is transparent across an organisation, individuals are more likely to empathise when others are under stress, or offer to share the workload. When you make a habit out of nurturing your team, support and kindness become woven into the very fabric of your company culture.

Efficient Teamwork

Good habits deliver momentum within a business when they make things more productive and efficient overall. Rather than assaulting you with a barrage of emails, messages and information, Wundamail cuts through the noise to give everyone a brief, accurate snapshot of team thinking. When the compilation lands in the team’s inbox each day, everyone gets a glimpse of the “big picture”- it’s a consistent reminder of an organisation’s wider purpose or vision.

Through the unique combination of daily repetition, transparency and peer-to-peer accountability, Wundamail works to revolutionise group culture and boost productivity. Once a day, the automatic feedback loop gives leaders the ability to keep tabs on progress, while giving team members the space to innovate, push projects forward and think for themselves.



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