Jay Cross helps people work and live smarter. Jay is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. He wrote the book on it. He was the first person to use the term eLearning on the web. He has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix.
It’s the morning of day 2 at the Reinventing Business Hackathon in San Francisco.
Do you want to reconnect business with society’s needs? Do you believe in the power of technology to unlock the human potential inside organizations? Do you want to enable companies and the people within them to make better decisions and have a positive impact on our world?
We’re challenging creative minds in design, technology, business, and academia to build a more human and truly social enterprise. Join us for an interdisciplinary hackathon to develop products, services, and tools that transform business from within.
My team is working on a web app to measure and report employee happiness and stress level. The big picture is that organizations focus on what they can measure. I’ll explain the app it in a minute.
We need your help.
We’re presenting the concept about five hours from now. The judges (we’re competing with 18 other teams) want external validation, i.e. your opinion of whether this will fly. Please give me your opinion in a comment to this post or by emailing me.
In version 1.0, an employee rates her happiness and stress level at work once a day. She can also comment on likes or gripes at work.
Everyone’s input is aggregated by company (based on company email address) to produce a company-by-company comparison that’s available for all to see.
We expect companies will want to take this technology in-house. Employee responses will be kept confidential; only aggregate data will be reported.
The in-house version will generate reports by division (for senior management radar) and work group (to give dynamic feedback to coaches and supervisors).
Also, the in-house version can incorporate:
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Will this work? Please note your role in your answer so we can incorporate it into our presentation.