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Viewing Reports

Reports are accessed from your dashboard, and can be saved there for as long as you wish. Tap the menu at top left. Tap Dashboard. Locate the report you wish to view: To view your own unpublished reports, tap the report you wish to view in the My Reports tab. To view published team reports, tap the Team tab, then tap the report of your choice. Notes When you initially open the Engine app, the My Reports tab will always be active. Learn more about interpreting Engine’s reports. « Help Center Share a report »

Leave Your Team

Tap the menu at top left. Tap Team. Tap the overflow menu at top right of your screen, and choose Leave Team. Tap Ok to confirm. Notes You can always be invited back to a team even after leaving it. It is recommended that you unpublish all of your reports before leaving your team. Any comments you made while in a team will remain, even after you have left. « Help Center Interpreting reports »

Interpreting Reports

The Engine report will include various items you should be specifically aware of, like potential pitfalls you should be watching for, or personnel readiness issues for example; these are the areas upon which you should focus to ensure your project’s success. Initiative Focus The most important result in the report is the “Initiative Focus”, which is a ratio of activities that will need focus within your initiative. The value is split between the following three states: Ready (project readiness) Set (business operations), and Go (execution) values. The distribution of percentages shows where the best place is to get started on your initiative to address the root cause of risks to execution. Ready indicates a need to measure operational capability. Your strategic initiative is only as good as your ability to execute it. Set shows that you have enough capability, and some tuning of vulnerabilities needs to happen in operations to remove risk that will slow down/negatively impact the execution of the initiative. Go means you are ready to move forward and your resources are best spent focusing on how you are going to do that. Confidence The confidence score indicates to what degree Engine is confident in the accuracy of this report. Higher numbers are better. It’s an experimental feature that cross-references initiative type, your industry, time taken to answer each question, and behavioral movements while answering them using your device’s motion sensors. Using confidence is optional, and can be turned off in your settings. People, Process, and Technology In any business initiative, there will be elements involved that include technology, the people that use it, and the way it is used. Engine represents this relationship as a set of percent values within an initiative’s total effort. The values are displayed both as a total for the initiative, and as a plotted graph displaying the values for each answer given when originally creating the report. Each of Engine’s questions become progressively more specific as you run the report, so as a general rule the values above for questions answered in the second half of the report should be fairly representative of the average alignment score. « Help Center Share to all the things »

Manage Your Password

Tap the menu at top left. Tap Settings. Tap the More tab. Enter your new password, then tap Save at the bottom of your screen. Password Reset You can reset your password here. Notes If your account was created using a third-party account such as Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, or Slack, you will not have a password. If you ever wish to convert your account to allow manual logins, you’ll need to give yourself a password in the app or at this link. « Help Center Sign out »

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We wrote the book on successfully aligning execution to the idea. Literally.

This is what really brought down WeWork

Originally written by Alex Castro for Fast Company In a very public and dramatic fall, WeWork, the coworking company originally valued at $47 billion, has sunk to a rescue position of a mere $5 billion, leaving many investors wondering: “Was it ex-CEO Adam Neumann’s fault?” Neumann made plenty of mistakes that he attempted to undo, including selling a $60 million private jet and paying back the $5.9 million the company paid him to use the word “We” as a trademark. But the root of WeWork’s problem goes much deeper than an outrageous leader. In fact, it’s a problem affecting the entire market. Rather than being an isolated incident, WeWork’s downfall is an indicator of an epidemic where good ideas are being limited by old thinking and outdated management theory. The company is one of the latest highly visible examples of an overvalued initial public offering (IPO). We’ve seen this exaggerated valuation happen before, and we’ll see it again. Uber, Endeavor Group Holdings, SmileDirectClub, and Peloton have all either failed to IPO or suffered significant dips in 2019 alone. What is actually causing these companies to lose?  

Sign Out

Although it is not necessary to ever log out of your Engine account, you can do so as follows. Tap the menu at top left. Tap Settings. Tap Sign Out at the bottom of your screen. Notes If you sign out of your account and can no longer remember your password to sign back in, reset your password here. « Help Center Create an initiative »

Edit Your Profile

Engine needs to know a certain amount of information before it can create reports. Completing your profile also helps team members know more about you and your job within the team. Tap the menu at top left. Tap Settings. Make your edits, then tap Save at the bottom of your screen. Notes If you log in using Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, or Slack, Engine will use that account’s profile image. If you’re not using one of these accounts to authenticate, Engine checks gravatar.com for a profile image linked to your account’s email address. Choose your industry as accurately as possible. Engine takes this information into account when calculating results, affecting the accuracy of your report. 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. « Help Center Change your settings »

Move beyond innovation with a project readiness score

Half of all new initiatives fail, regardless of how creative or innovative a project might be. Expedited by digital transformation in almost every industry, the culture of innovation in the business world has enhanced the way executives approach any program or project. People today are much less conservative with their strategies and decisions. But, projects are destined to fail without the correct data that measures your organization’s ability to deliver. Leaders need a readiness score that provides critical information and a continuous feedback loop. No matter how great your idea is, if you can’t execute your strategy, it’s worthless. Often, company executives do not realize this until they are already compensating for or even stumbling over an invisible hazard that could be remedied with measurable data and a focus on real solutions. For example, as your initiative grows into new phases, a gap in capacity emerges as your people, processes, and technology become more complex. In the interactive chart above, the gray square (where the orange squares overlap) represents the skills your organization retains as the initiative moves forward. Ultimately, the more aggressively you pursue goals, the more quickly you will experience misalignment and a growing risk of failure. It may be counterintuitive for an executive, especially one whose leadership has long created confidence within the company, to question his or her instincts about a team’s ability to adapt. However, confidence bias will lead to blind spots and should never take the place of measurable data. By harvesting data from within your organization, measuring proven domains, and identifying dangerous bias to help improve decision-making, you can develop a true metric and control factors that will improve project success.