It's been a busy month at Friday and we're excited to share what we've been up to. Let's jump right in!
We've made it easier than ever to see useful reports for any routine in Friday. Some of you use routines to kickstart better meetings by sharing updates beforehand, while many of you use routines to eliminate the meeting completely. Routine reports in Friday now have three distinct views (including a brand-new one!):
This view is perfect for teams who use Friday reports to kickstart meetings. As the name suggests, this is a snapshot of responses for a given moment in time (every day for standups, every week for weekly updates, etc).
We will automatically compile and aggregate responses, and we'll also give a cone of shame to anyone who doesn't respond. Why? Well, who wants to show up to a team meeting with the cone of shame?
Easily see micro-trends unfold in a grid view. It's like a spreadsheet-like view on steroids:
In this view, you can see aggregate results over time, like the response rate. We'll automatically generate charts and graphs for any question that can be aggregated (i.e. - 1-10 scale, sentiment scale, etc)
We also launched early access to our new handbook power-up, which is a one-page, interactive view of the most important building blocks for your company: like your mission, vision, values, and more.
It's a common practice for a company to document values and other key information in a wiki, but people never visit this information, so it never becomes a part of your culture, which is self-defeating.
Friday makes your handbook come alive and integrated into your everyday work, like the ability to tag your company values when sending kudos:
You will also be able to see stats and trends over time.
You will also be able to see where your coworkers are located on a world map (perfect for distributed teams). This can be an easy way to break the ice!
As a reminder: power-ups extend the Friday experience without being overwhelming. Think of them as lego-building blocks for building your own configurable Friday instance without all the bloat. We have more power-ups on the way soon!
Now, you can see how many times you've completed a routine consecutively. This provides helpful motivation, just make sure you don't break the chain!
We made some improvements to our navigation so you can easily see content that is geared towards you vs. the broader team and company. We've called this section, "your desk" and highlighted your today, planner, and profile. We think want these views to be the digital version of showing up to your desk at the office.
We've also made some improvements to profiles in Friday. Over time, all activity rolls up to your own profile, but we're working on making profiles a place where others can learn more about you.
Showcase what makes you unique. As you can see below, I'm a big fan of my family and dogs:
We've also organized key bits of information about you in a sidebar. You can see how this looks below:
We have many more profile improvements arriving in May, so stay tuned!
We also added the ability to rate your day before you finish up your work. An hour before the end of your day, we'll send you a ping and ask you to review your day. You can highlight how you felt and how productive you were.
In the future, we'll create useful reports based on this information and help you identify the activities that drive epic workdays (cough, cough...fewer meetings)
We also have some changes to our free plan arriving in May. To kick things off, here's how we think about pricing at a high-level.
Specifically, we will be making the following changes to our free plan in May:
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, feel free to drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd be happy to help!