Archive for November, 2008

Manager Feature - Dashboard

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

We’ve just pushed a new Dash tab to the manager account that will help you get a quick snapshot of what your team’s been up to.

The first section is your employees’ latest entries. This lets you see the latest entries of each member of your team, as well as when each entry was posted and the kudos it has received.

The second section is a chart that shows the number of kudos each of your team members have received over the current review period.

Let us know what you think, and whether you’d like to see other information in the dash. Email us at the usual feedback[at] or leave a comment. Thanks!

Manager Feature - New Employee Reviews

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Your employee reviews on ididwork were a 5-point quantitative score and an optional comment. We’ve now added the option to use a new review process where you can:

  • Assign a quantitative score
  • Answer the question “What has this employee being doing well?”
  • Answer the question “Where can this employee improve?”

This new method helps guide the review process. It’s important to let your employees know what they’ve done well. This boosts their morale and serves as guidance for what you consider good work. It’s also important to let employees know what they can improve on, and to be very timely with this feedback so they can act on it immediately.

You’ll be asked if you’d like to switch to this new system during your next review. You can change your preference any time in your account settings.

What do you think?
We’re curious about whether you’d like to define your own review questions. Are our predefined review questions okay, or would you like the ability to fully customize them and write your own? Leave us a comment or send your thoughts to feedback[at]!

Introducing Pricing Plans for New Manager Sign Ups

Monday, November 17th, 2008

ididwork launched as a free service for employees and managers. ididwork will always be free for employees, and it will always be free for any manager that signed up before today. You’ve been a tremendous help in giving us suggestions while we’ve developed the product since launching - we’re very thankful for your feedback.

Starting today we’ll be implementing payment plans for new managers that sign up. The plans are based only on the number of employees that you manage. Each plan comes with every ididwork feature, and they each come with a 30-day free trial. The plans are monthly and start at $5/month for small teams. The full pricing chart is available here.

Always feel free to let us know if you find something lacking in the product. The product has evolved through many of the great suggestions that you’ve given us. We can be reached at feedback[at] and we personally respond to every email.

We also wanted to apologize for the recent lack of big updates. A particularly unfriendly strain of the flu got us and kept us immobile for some time. We’ve stocked up on Vitamin C though, and unless we somehow manage to catch another terrible cold, we won’t go this long without a big update again.