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Aug 11, 2016

Can you visualise the mood of your virtual team? Yes, you can, with the tool today's guest is creating. Pilar talks to Melanie Pürschel about how she's building the Mood Matrix.


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The Conversation with Melanie Pürschel

Melanie explains what the Mood Matrix is.
How will the experience be in a team using this tool?

It works well as an early warning system.

The Mood Matrix shows how the mood is changing. You then need to use the information to continue the process with the Team Mood Tracker.
The next questionnaire starts to help you decide in what field of the team process you need to make changes.

The most important factors for virtual teamwork we should look at to understand where we could change something if the team's mood is changing. We also need to look out for the team's mood being split.

Some scenarios when you might want to move onto the next stage of tracking your team's mood.

Consider the bio-rhythm of people when implementing the matrix.

How Melanie developed her matrix through research, started back when she was at university.

The subject of anonymity. Personal and team level results.

Mel's own journey and her recent partnership building the product.
(Pilar refers to Hugo Messer's story in a previous podcast episode.)

Get in touch with Mel if you're at all interested in the product and if you have any suggestions of what tools it might integrate with. Who would find this tool useful?