Welcome to Officevibe!
Are you ready to launch the platform within your Organization? We have a step-by-step Launch Guide you can follow to ensure a successful implementation of Officevibe! Lucky for you, this can be done in a few easy steps.
What your launch timeline should typically look like visually:
The timeline shows what the typical launch timeline looks like for clients with 100 members or more, but this may vary depending on your Organization’s goals
1. Learn how Officevibe Works & Configure your Account
As Officevibe Administrator or Executive Manager, it is essential that you can support the leaders in their utilization of the tool. You will also want to identify other Administrators or Executive Managers in your organization to ensure that you are all comfortable with the tool.
Here are some valuable resources for you:
1.1 Familiarize yourself with Officevibe
- Officevibe Short Demo Video
- Officevibe Administrators Training
- Administrator Toolbox
- Officevibe Launch: FAQ
1.2 Configure your account
Via the Settings section, you will be able to customize your account:
- Company logo, name, industry (Organizational details)
- Default language and time zone (Organizational details)
- Survey frequency and micro-customization (Pulse Survey)
- Feedback Labels (Feedback)
- General permissions (Permissions)
2. Communicate the Arrival of Officevibe
Once you have familiarized yourself with Officevibe and identified the other Admins and Managers in your organization, you’ll want to start communicating the arrival of Officevibe to your teams. Sending informative communications about Officevibe to the managers and employees is critical to a successful launch.
Here, you’ll find a suggested Communication Plan with Templates for each step.
3. Import the employees and finalize the team hierarchy
Teams are key in Officevibe. They will allow you to replicate your organization structure in-app and empower your managers to build a strong relationship with their direct reports. You’ll need to prepare a file to bulk invite the employees and create the teams in-app.
3.1 Import the employees and the teams
Here are the steps to prepare the file and import members with teams. The file can be downloaded in-app via the Settings > Bulk Provisioning section.
3.2 Replicate the organizational structure
You can follow these steps to replicate your Organizational Structure.
You can combine teams to replicate the organizational structure (department, business unit, location, etc.). Via the Teams section, create a new Team. Instead of adding employees, you'll want to add existing teams (e.g., Team A + Team B + Team C = Department ABC).
Team managers will automatically have access to their team of direct reports. With this said, when you create a parent team using sub-teams, you can also give managers access to the results. A team manager will automatically have access to all sub-teams part of their hierarchy.
Administrators' and Executive Managers' permissions can be given manually via someone's profile in-app.
To validate the permissions go to Settings > Members > More Filters > Roles.
4. Train your Team Managers
Ensuring that Team Managers use Officevibe effectively is a key element for long-term success.
We strongly suggest that your managers view our latest recorded manager training capsules below and that you share the Officevibe's Manager's Toolbox for extra guidance.
Here are some suggested talking points to discuss internally to align on expectations;
- How often do you expect the manager to share results with their teams? Officevibe recommends 1x per month.
- Do you expect managers to reply to all feedback? Officevibe recommends aiming to reply to as much feedback as possible, focusing on the constructive sentiment in-app.
- How often should managers reply to feedback? Officevibe recommends blocking time once a week and communicating this time with team members.
- How often should they meet their employees for 1-on-1? Officevibe recommends meeting every 2 weeks.
- Who is accountable for defining the goals? Officevibe recommends a mixed approach of organizational goals set by executive managers and team goals defined by team managers.
- Who is accountable for defining the individual goals? Officevibe recommends that members set individual goals and validate them with the managers during a 1-on-1 meeting.
- Who can the manager contact if they need assistance? Officevibe recommends letting know team managers who are the administrators internally and sharing the Officevibe support email.
- How often should managers send custom surveys? Officevibe recommends defining a process internally to avoid survey fatigue. You can also save your organizational template.
5. Launch: Invite your members and send the first survey
Once satisfied with the team structure and members' permissions, you are ready to send the invitations with the first surveys!
5.1 Activate the surveys
Via the Settings > Pulse survey section, toggle the surveys ON.
You can decide the frequency of the surveys and customize the wording in the questions if needed.
5.2 Send the invitations
The invitation email includes a registration link valid for 7 days. Once employees click on the link, they can configure their profile. They will then be redirected to answer their first survey. The first survey includes 10 questions to cover the 10 key engagement metrics.
See what the activation process for employees looks like here.
Via the Settings > Members section, you can check the box above the Name column and invite all your members at once or a selected bunch.
Once you are on your member’s page, you first need to click on More filters next to the drop-down, select the Created status, click on the blue Apply button, and you'll then be able to select Members. If not, the option to choose Members will be greyed out.
6. Support the Managers & Take action!
Now that your team members are in the account and your managers are assigned to their teams, you can monitor the results and feedback coming in from your teams:
Don't forget that responding to feedback is the biggest driver of success! You want to ensure that your teams feel heard and that their contributions matter. Check out our recommendations for How to Increase your Participation Rate and How to get your Managers on Board.
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Congrats on your Launch!
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