A fun way to tap into your employee mood

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A fun employee mood survey – Track progress

When it comes to measuring employee mood most leaders think of:

A) too many questions and

B) slow feedback loops.

Is there a fun survey to keep a constant pulse on your organization’s mood?

How was your day?

The Celpax is a physical device that hangs at the exit door.

It simply asks all employees: How was your day?

Coworkers respond by pressing the green or the red smiley button.

It also shows how your team’s mood was today but only after you press (curiosity killed the cat!).


Is the Employee Mood KPI higher in Ohio than in Columbus?

Employee mood

You can check your employee mood level online whenever you want.

For example:

On a normal workday, 71% of your employees at your Columbus facility press the green button.

Hence, the Employee Mood KPI is 71%. It’s the average of all the green and red feedback in the last 30 days.

When you compare, it might surprise you that Ohio’s KPI is 86% green.

Using your employee mood as a baseline means you can immediately see the impact when you make changes.

And when you communicate important news.

Or after your staff meeting.

Many companies also find out that when you drill down to departments and shifts, people feel very different about work.

Employee morale shifts depending on WHEN they work, and WHO they work with.

This is a tool for line managers.

Are your actions working? Validate it with data!

For example, the day a popular senior manager told his colleagues he was leaving, the employee morale plummeted to 0 % green. They got 100% red pulses!

The Swedish manager actually withdrew his resignation and is still with the company 5 years later.

You can access the online dashboard anytime, and we send weekly emails.

This way it’s easy to see your key employee engagement insights and alerts.

company mood for shift workers

Spot trends – Are things getting better or worse?

An ongoing employee feedback system doesn’t necessarily replace the annual employee survey.

We probably see more companies complementing one thing with another.

However, the advantage of real-time data for your employee mood is that you can easily see if things are getting better or worse.

It’s an early warning system to catch potential problems when they’re still small.

When there’s a lot of red = you need to talk more with your people. Open up the conversation at work!

A simple and fun survey

Our simple approach makes it easy and anonymous to participate.

We’ve been doing this since 2012.

The fact that there’s no sign-in, or password, to let the company know how you feel at work is key. You pass by the device as it’s right there by the door when you leave, so you press.

This is what helps companies achieve hundreds of pulses every day, week, and month.

An easy way to add a bit of fun at work!

Even after let’s say 12 months of deployment, a factory with 100 people can get well over 700 pulses a month. All this data is the foundation of your employee mood trend.

More info about participation rates here.

We also see all sorts of companies. Some have Mood KPI’s around 10% green. At other businesses, 99% of the employees press green – every day.

That example is a clear outlier though. We are impressed.

Measure. Talk. Improve. Repeat!

Team leaders and HR can get a pulse on the health of your business by focusing on a people KPI. Show employees that you care about getting everyone into the same boat.

Make the boat go faster!

Measuring is the first step to improve.

With real-time insights, you receive actionable data. Since the question is repeated every day, you’ll get a baseline of your employee mood.

So if your baseline is that 71% of people press green on a normal day, what happened on the day when you got 90% green? Or 40%.

You can schedule meetings for when your staff morale level is peaking. This means your coworkers will be more open to new ideas or projects.

You can find out if you’re out of a crisis.

You can compare production levels with your employee mood like Unilever. Or get an indication of how your London shop floor reacted on their first day with the new site manager.

Talk and act continuously.

Our data show that face-to-face conversations are the fastest way to improve. Use honest and meaningful conversations to bring out what you need to fix in your work culture. Together with your team!

The methodology is to Measure, Talk, Improve. And then repeat :)

So what activities do you organize to boost morale at work? How do you choose them?

How do you know what impact they have, and if they are worth continuing doing?

With one mood barometer question, you can avoid boring surveys, and continuously steer in the right direction.

Tangible data for your board meetings

A lot of managers already know when something is ‘up’ in the organization.

Most managers also know that company revenues and profits are closely linked to employee mood.

Yet they don’t continuously measure their employees’ morale!

The Celpax mood barometer at work gives you tangible data.

This means that team leaders can use this as a basis for their face-to-face interactions.

It’s also a KPI you can use for and management and board meetings.

Your employees deserve better than for you to only discuss how they are over a coffee.

(I bet you would analyze your sales KPI in the board room! ;).

PD. Wondering what happens if employees press twice? We detect it. FAQs here.

Employee pulse check Turkey

Would your employees press green or red as you continuously improve your workplace?

Find out with our fun mood survey.


Smiley feedback terminal Celpax

Rebecca Lundin, CelpaxHej! I’m Rebecca, co-owner at Celpax. We help leaders boost staff morale. We build simple tech solutions to help them get there. And build a better society while at it! Make employee engagement fun with our employee mood survey device. Say aloha on Twitter?

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