Introducing Teamline: The Easiest Way To Explore Your Logbook

Bars and PopupUsing a logbook is pretty intuitive. Whenever you want to update your team or get something off your mind, you can sign in and post a new entry.

Knowing how to use the information in your logbook in a meaningful way? That’s a bit more difficult.

All of the data recorded in your logbook can be very valuable: it will help you learn from the past and grow quicker in the future.

We’ve developed a new feature called Teamline to support this idea.

Teamline makes it easier for you and your team to discover and learn from old logbook entries.

What Information Does the Timeline Display?

The Teamline displays a variety of information that makes up your team climate.

Teamline Plain

Here’s a list of what’s included:

1. Relevance

We have developed a unique methodology to evaluate the relevance level of a specific day. This is the Day Relevance Index (DRI). The DRI turns many complex relations into one simple value (1 – 10) for every day with logbook activity. This value is highly dynamic and is recalculated on every new post.

Each day is displayed as a bar and the height of the bar indicates the Day Relevance Index. The taller the bar is, the more relevant that day is.

2. Topics

With Teamline, we’ve created an easy way for you to see what your team has been working on. Selecting a day pulls up a list of hashtags associated with that day. Clicking on a hashtag pulls up all the posts with that tag. In the example at the top, RAT Inc. was working on marketing and development. It also looks they experienced some sort of milestone! That’s definitely something worth coming back to.

4. Consistency

The more you use your logbook, the more valuable it becomes. Days without entries are shown as grey squares. With Teamline, you’ll be able to see how often the team posts new entries and how often the team misses a day. Seeing every day colored in provides positive reinforcement to keep the pattern going!

Bad Mood Cluter

4. Mood

The colour of the bar for each day symbolizes the average mood of the team, from happy to angry. Yellow indicates a neutral mood, and orange indicates that someone is annoyed. For example, in the cluster on the right, there is a group days where to team mood is generally annoyed and angry. Something’s going on. This would be a good place to dig in and find out what was upsetting the team, and why it persisted so long.

How Does Teamline Work?

Your Teamline is located at top of your logbook.

There, you can see a monthly view of your team’s mood and activity. You can select the specific month and year that you would like to view from a drop-down menu at the top. You can also use the arrows to easily move between consecutive months.

Clicking on a bar opens up a box with a quick overview of that day. In the box there will be a review button which jumps to the log entries for that day.

Your logbook will still start on the current day. In order to return there after exploring, just click the arrow in the top, right corner of the Teamline.

Teamline Log Popup

Discovering days with high relevance or days with extreme moods is important.

It’s easy to lose track of your history and progress when you’re totally focused on the present. We built Teamline because we wanted to make it easier for you to discover your story, see how you’ve evolved, recall the challenges you’ve overcome, and keep a close eye on the culture and mood of your team.

If you have any questions about Teamline, let us know the comments. And if you’ve already tried it out, we would love to hear your feedback.

You don’t keep a team logbook yet? Create a free user account at teamspir.it and start today!