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How People Management Software Helps Teams Maintain a Strong Culture

During the NALP Innovation and Tech Forum on Nov. 18, Pam Dooley, owner of Plants Creative, will be presenting on people management software and its benefits.

“An engaged and aligned team doesn’t happen by accident, it takes a lot of work and focus to ensure everybody is moving in the same direction,” Dooley says. “People management software gives companies the opportunity to improve communication, promote transparency and trust, track individual and team goals and performance, and empower managers with tools that help them grow their teams.”

People management software allows teams to collaborate thanks to the shared goals. It allows for pulse checks and preventative check ins to keep teams healthy.

Dooley says her company uses 15Five, and another available people management software option is Lattice.

“Make sure the team understands how to use it,” Dooley says. “It is not a ‘checklist’ system for the week’s tasks. It is a pulse check to gauge feelings as well as a place to input key talking points for one-on-ones. I encourage our team to keep a notebook with them to track things they’d like to discuss that way they have their notes ready when they fill out their weekly check-in.”

Dooley says team leads should meet regularly while entire teams need to meet to engage with each other. She says using people management software aids with transparency as well.  

“In the absence of information, people make up stories that are often not true,” Dooley says. “Transparency grows engagement through developing trust, and engagement allows progress towards the company vision. Transparency is so important!”

The Innovation and Tech Forum will cover many other forms of technology that improve productivity, streamline systems and transform operations.

“This forum isn’t just another Zoom webinar,” Dooley says. “It has been intentionally designed to be a fast-paced, fire hose dose of inspiration, with innovation keynote speaker Josh Linkner kicking us off! This lineup of green industry innovators is going to share how they’re leading initiatives that we should all be thinking about for 2021 and beyond.”

Register for the forum here. Already booked up on Nov. 18? Don’t worry, you’ll have a 365-DAY ALL ACCESS PASS to catch up on anything you missed.

Jill Odom

Jill Odom is the content manager for NALP.

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