Build a ‘hive mind’ within your organization to ensure project success
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Project success requires eliminating guesswork and biased decision-making to acquire a deep understanding of your organization’s ability to deliver results. Nature gives an example of how gathering and organizing real-time data across an enterprise takes any initiative to the next level or beyond your imagination.
A key component of measuring execution capability is the application of swarm intelligence, or hive mind, which was developed in 1989 by Jing Wang, for Cellular Robotic Systems. This concept involves using a swarm platform, such as a REM score, as a network of distributed users contributing real-time feedback, as revealed by Louis Rosenberg, PhD.
Such real-time systems enable groups of people to behave as a unified collective intelligence that works as a single entity to make predictions, answer questions, and evoke opinions. It has been referred to as artificial swarm intelligence, or the brand name Swarm AI, which proves to amplify human intelligence significantly and has resulted in a string of high-profile predictions of extreme accuracy.
Famously, human swarming was used in 2016 to correctly predict the Kentucky Derby superfecta against 541 to one odds in response to a challenge from reporters.
By tapping into the collective intelligence resident in your organization, you will have the ability to identify which initiatives can be delivered and what vulnerabilities they possess. Fourteen key domains outline execution capability metrics on an ongoing basis.
For example, if you have 10,000 people working for you, you have 10,000 perspectives just waiting to be leveraged as a hive mind. In the process, you acquire data about the nimbleness of your organization, your ability to adapt and move forward and identify any bottlenecks or roadblocks.
Ultimately, an execution capability score is a data collection system. You are harvesting data about your adaptability out of your own business daily.
With the power of a hive mind, you will no longer have to rely on opinions. Assumption and guesswork will be replaced by hard facts and clear data. When you start collecting data, the patterns will begin to emerge, revealing which functions or units prevent you from moving forward. You now have something quantifiable to add to your decision-making process.
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Engine can create PDFs of its reports for you to share with others.
From your dashboard, open the report you wish to share.
There are two ways to share a report:
Tap the icon at the lower right of your screen.
Tap the overflow menu at top right of your screen, and choose Share.
Choose the application you wish to use to share the report.
Comments made by your team are only visible within the app and will not be included in shared PDF reports.
Disabling Show Confidence Level in Engine’s app settings will also disable confidence level in shared reports.
The list of applications you can use to share your reports will differ depending on the apps installed on your phone, but will generally include email, text message, social apps, and so on. Installing more applications will open up more sharing options. Learn more about how to share to all the things.
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When you join a team, you’ll be able to view and comment on team members’ reports seamlessly, right alongside your own.
Your team invitation will appear as a bright blue card in your dashboard.
If you know the person inviting you and wish to join their team, tap Accept, otherwise decline their invitation.
When you have an outstanding invitation, you will be unable to be invited to other teams.
If you created your Engine account after you received the email request to install the app and join a team, your invitation will be waiting on your dashboard the first time you log in.
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Delete a Report
There are two ways to delete a report:
On the dashboard, long-press and hold the name of the report you wish to delete, then tap Ok.
While viewing the report you want to delete, tap the overflow menu at top right of your screen, and choose Delete.
Poof! It’s gone forever.
Deleted reports can never be recovered.
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Measuring Execution Readiness: How Your Sales Team Can Exceed 2020 Growth Targets
Originally written by Alex Castro for Forbes
Companies like Salesforce and American International Group have publicly committed to significant growth — sometimes up to 100% in the next three to five years. Sales teams feel the pressure more than ever to hit their revenue targets.
Such a steep order leaves little room for error or poor customer experience. But how can companies achieve rapid reputational and financial growth without any of the associated speed bumps or growing pains?
As I’ll explore in this article, measuring execution readiness is at the root of delivering the optimal customer experience that your sales force can point to as to why your offerings outperform everyone else’s. By reducing the risks in execution that alienate customers, your company can provide exemplary service, which will attract new customers and help you meet your rising sales goals.
Create an Account
The first thing you’ll need to do before getting started with Engine is to create an account.
Launch the app.
Tap New Account or authenticate immediately using your Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, or Slack account.
Enter your account information along with a password and then tap Sign Up.
Creating or signing in to an Engine account using Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, or Slack credentials allows Engine to use that account’s profile image.
When signing in your account manually, Engine will check gravatar.com for a profile image linked to your email address.
Changing the email address associated with your Engine account is not possible from within the app, but don’t worry – if you ever need to associate your account with a new email address, just drop us a line from our feedback form, or in live support.
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Teams are what makes Engine really shine, and creating one is easy.
Tap the menu at top left.
Tap Create Team.
Type the email address of a person you want to invite to your team, and tap your keyboard’s enter button.
One of two things will happen:
If the person already has an Engine account, you will see a card with their name, job title and organization. Tap this card to complete the invitation. Or,
If no account is found for the person you are inviting, Engine will ask if you’d like to send them an email asking them to install the app and join your team. Their invite will be waiting for them when they sign in to Engine.
The moment you invite someone to your team, your team is created and you are its sole member. You will be able to publish and comment on reports even before the individuals you have invited have accepted.
Currently Engine does not allow inviting persons who are already in a team, or who already have outstanding invitations.
Pending invitations can be canceled at anytime by long-pressing the person’s name on your team dashboard.
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Publishing reports enables team members to interact with one another. Commenting, sharing, and viewing others reports are all possible from the team dashboard.
From your dashboard, open the report you’d like to publish.
Tap the overflow menu at top right of your screen, and choose Publish to Team.
The report will now be viewable in the Team tab on each team member’s dashboard.
Reports must be unpublished before they can be deleted.
Only the person who published the report can unpublish it.
To unpublish a report, tap the report to open it, then tap the overflow menu at top right of your screen and choose Unpublish.
If a report has been commented on and is then unpublished, the comments will still be visible but no more comments can be made until the report is republished.
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Create an Initiative
There are two ways to create a new initiative:
From the dashboard, tap the icon at the lower right, or
From anywhere in the app, tap the menu at top left and choose New Initiative.
Give the initiative a short, identifiable name.
Add notes on the project, if you wish.
Select the type of initiative.
It’s important to choose the initiative type carefully, as this choice will affect Engine’s report results.
If this is your first initiative and your account was created with Facebook or Google credential, you will be prompted for some additional information before being able to proceed.
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