More questions asked in the team within 2 months.
We worked with their engineering leaders, Pete, Walter, Dan, & Lance, to take action towards their intentions of growing team happiness, moving faster, and better understanding customer problems. Through our insights, they uncovered a blank spot, took action, and measured their impact.
Conqa had been growing quickly and brought in several new development hires, creating a new Tooling Team. The team lead had the challenge of supporting the group's formation while setting them up to deliver value quickly.
We know that asking questions is key for problem solving and learning; that’s why we analyzed <code-text>Questions Asked<code-text> in the feedback that team members give each other — questions are a sign of feedback quality.
Our analysis showed that as the team added new team members, this metric jumped around before falling to an all-time low at the beginning of 2020.
Dan, the team lead, decided to have an open conversation with the team about this trend. He shared the Multitudes data and facilitated a conversation about why asking questions matter. One key point was that questions are a more constructive way to deliver feedback; they build more respectful relationships than “telling” people what to do.
<code-text>Questions Asked<code-text> increased 60% over the 2 months following the team conversation! This has coincided with the need to understand new work coming in, so this tactic is timely for product development.
Next, the team could look at how an increase in <code-text>Questions Asked<code-text> impacts the speed of the work (e.g. <code-text>Time to Merge<code-text> - another Multitudes metric) or the quality of the work (i.e. by looking at <code-text>Number of Rollbacks<code-text>).