Boost Your Team’s Happiness with Pulse Surveys: The Ultimate Employee Mood Tracking Solution

Employee mood tracking has become an increasingly popular tool for managers and HR professionals to better understand their employees' experiences at work. In this blog post we explore the importance of employee mood monitoring and discuss the best tools to measure mood in teams and identify causes of fluctuations.

Jaakko Kaikuluoma


Employee mood tracking has become an increasingly popular tool for managers and HR professionals to better understand their employees' experiences at work. With the rise of remote work and distributed teams, it has become more challenging to gauge employee engagement and wellbeing in the workplace. Fortunately, there is a solution called Pulse Surveys that can help organizations track and improve their team's mood and engagement.

Why is Mood Tracking Important?

Are you aware that understanding and monitoring the mood of your employees can lead to increased productivity, improved employee satisfaction, and a healthier workplace environment?

As per a study by the University of Warwick, happy employees are up to 20% more productive than unhappy ones (source). Further, companies that prioritize employee mood monitoring have 37% lower absenteeism and 48% fewer safety incidents (source).

Employee mood tracking takes one concern off the busy manager's mind by providing them with objective data on their team's mood and engagement. Managers often rely on their personal observations of their team's mood, which can be influenced by biases and other factors. Mood tracking provides a more objective view of employee engagement and wellbeing, allowing managers to make data-driven decisions to improve their team's work experience.

Limitations of Traditional Mood Meters

Traditional employee mood meters typically revolve around a single question concerning employees' overall mood and emotions. While these insights provide valuable assistance in monitoring employee engagement and satisfaction, they fail to illuminate the underlying reasons behind mood fluctuations. Consequently, companies lack crucial information and encounter difficulties in taking appropriate action.

Pulse Surveys, on the other hand, surpass conventional mood meters by delving into additional topics of employee engagement, all without increasing the effort required to gather data. With Pulse Surveys, managers can stay on top of their team's mood and take action to improve engagement and productivity.

What's a Pulse Survey?

A Pulse Survey is like the cool cousin of traditional employee mood meters. But unlike these traditional tools, a Pulse Survey doesn't just stop at knowing how your team feels. It goes several steps further to understand the 'why' behind their moods and uses this information to offer insightful suggestions for improvements.

Plus, it's super easy to use. No more extra tabs or forgotten surveys, as Pulse Surveys operate automatically within your Slack or MS Teams.

Track More with the Same Effort

By utilizing Pulse Surveys, organizations can without extra effort expand mood surveys to simultaneously track many other important aspects of employee wellbeing, engagement, and teamwork quality. These include employee satisfaction, team morale, employee burnout, and work-life balance. With this tool, managers can stay ahead of issues and take action before they become problems. For instance, by monitoring work-life balance, managers can help their employees maintain a healthy balance between work and personal life, leading to better overall wellbeing.

Teamspective’s data of thousands of professionals shows that response rates remain the same up until 6 questions per survey - don’t lose that opportunity to measure more with the same effort! This means that by adding a few more questions to the survey, managers can get more insights without much additional effort.

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The Pulse Surveys Advantage

There's no shortage of employee mood tracking software out there, but here's why Pulse Surveys steal the show:

  1. Frequent Mood Tracking: Pulse Surveys are the employee mood tracker you need, giving a weekly update of your team's emotional state. By tracking employee mood frequently, managers can detect changes in mood early on and take prompt action to address the issue.
  2. Beyond Monitoring Mood at Workplace: Pulses don't just gather mood data, but help you understand the patterns and reasons behind your team's moods. For example, 50% of changes in employee motivation can be explained with their satisfaction with learning, clarity, and received feedback (source). By understanding the reasons behind employee mood changes, managers can take targeted action to improve morale and engagement.
  3. Mood Tracking in Teams: Pulses go beyond company-wide insights and offer team-level mood monitoring. By monitoring mood at the team level, managers can identify issues specific to certain teams and take targeted action to improve team morale.
  4. AI-powered Reports: With AI-generated insights, raw data is transformed into meaningful action recommendations to uplift your team's spirits and boost productivity. By using AI-generated reports, managers can skip the data analysis part and get right into action.
  5. Prompt Action: With frequent feedback, you can take swift actions to address any concerns, making your team feel heard and valued. By taking prompt action to address issues, managers can show their employees that their concerns are being heard and taken seriously.

Why Choose Teamspective for Employee Mood Monitoring

Teamspective brings you Pulse Surveys like no other. Here's why we are the best pick:

  1. Smooth Integration: We know you love Slack and MS Teams, so we've made sure all Pulse Survey actions can be done right there. By integrating with popular team communication tools, Pulse Surveys are easy to use and don't require any additional software.
  2. No Admin Hassle: Forget about manually scheduling and designing surveys and let our automated Pulse Surveys do the work for you. By automating the survey process, managers can save time and focus on taking action to improve employee engagement and wellbeing.
  3. Smart Suggestions: With our AI-generated insights, you get a clear roadmap of what steps to take to enhance your team's wellbeing. By using AI-generated insights, managers can get recommendations for action that are tailored to the specific needs of their team.
  4. Free for up to 30 users: Our goal is to help startups and teams who care about their people, so you’re free to use Pulse with as many as 30 users. By offering a free plan, Teamspective allows small teams to get started with employee mood tracking without any cost and create a healthy work culture from the start.

Final remarks

Tracking your team's mood is important. With Pulse Surveys, you can do so much more without any extra effort. You can boost your team's wellbeing, engagement, and overall teamwork quality. By understanding your employees' mood, you can take action to improve work experience and create a happier and more engaging workplace.

Ready to take the leap? Sign up for a free account with Teamspective and experience the difference our Pulse Surveys can make. Let's start creating a happier and more engaging workplace for your team together!

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