Howdy! Welcome to Know Your Team – a simple software tool that will help you as a manager get to know your team better.
To get started, below are some recommendations for a path to take...
👋 Get yourself acquainted. You'll want to watch our onboarding video here below.
⚙️ Use Slack? Then You'll want to be sure to turn on our Slack integration here, if you and your team use Slack. (Here's more about how our Slack integration works.)
🥳 Announce KYT with a personal touch. You'll want to announce and/or talk-up Know Your Team in-person or over video. I highly recommend customizing the welcome message, as well. (Some ideas for doing this are here.)
🎳 Add your team members + kick things off with an Icebreaker. Add your team members to your Team here and send them an Icebreaker. Here's a walkthrough of our Icebreaker.
🎊 Build trust with our Social Questions. I'd then recommend trying our Social Questions, which help team members discover unlikely connections about each other. You'll find that the 300+ questions we offer are non-cheesy, engaging, and encourage quite a bit of dialogue. Here's a walkthrough of our Social Questions.
💯 Invest in your 1:1 Meetings. I might suggest is using our One-on-Ones Tool for your next 1:1 meeting, so you can take advantage of our agenda templates + 100+ suggested questions. Here's a walkthrough of our One-on-Ones Tool.
❤️ Align your team with our Heartbeat Check-in. If you're looking to get your team all on the same page, you'll want to turn on the Heartbeat Check-in. It'll ask via Slack or email "What's your #1 focus?" every week (or ask "What did you work on yesterday + what will you work on today?" every day to your team). Here's a walkthrough of our Heartbeat Check-in.
Last thing: 💪 Support your other managers with KYT. If you have other managers in your organization who are keen to have a framework for running 1:1 meetings, building trust, and more – KYT is for them too :-) You'll want to use our "Teams" feature for this. You can create a new team here and add the other managers as a "Manager" of that team, so they can use the Icebreaker, Social Questions, and One-on-Ones Tool with their own direct reports. Now, your managers in your entire organization can benefit from a learning path + leadership tools that are consistent.