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Provisional Notes: Release 5.35 (June 1, 2024)

Hello StandOut friends!Spring is in full bloom, đŸŒ· and with this release we’re bringing some fresh updates to help your organization’s StandOut usage blossomđŸŒŒ. Please read on to learn about the new StandOut Adoption Workshop and our latest batch of Mini-Video Tutorials!Curious to know what’s next for StandOut? Please check out the latest Near-Term Roadmap for all the details. 🚘 đŸ’ȘđŸŒ Other fun strengths news for you this cycle includes: We’ve said it before: teams are core to workplace engagement. 💙 ADP Research Institute’s latest issue of Today at Work shows that regardless of where people get their work done, they’re significantly more likely to be engaged on the job when they’re part of a team. Read the full report or watch the webinar here.Â đŸ€ Are you interested in becoming certified to guide individuals in your organization through their StandOut results? Spots are still available for our upcoming StandOut Debrief Certification in August. Learn more and register by visiting the StandOut Community Events page. đŸ’Ș Can stress đŸ˜” be a good motivator at work? Nela Richardson, ADP Research Institute’s Chief Economist breaks it down in this edition of MainStreet Macro.   Release Date: June 1, 2024 Please note that these release notes delineate the items launched on the date shown above. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Client Success Partner or customerservice@tmbc.com. Additionally, your organization may choose to keep items off until a later time; please work with your HR contact to understand when items will become available to you. Click on the links below to jump directly to a specific feature:New! StandOut Adoption WorkshopCompleting a Performance Pulse Mini-VideoUpdating your Snapshot Mini-Video Client SuccessNew! StandOut Adoption Workshop StandOut has the power to help each and every team member use their strengths every day, which decades of research has proven to be a key factor in achieving workplace greatness.  And of course, who doesn’t want to work someplace great? Yet getting everyone in your organization to regularly use StandOut can take some work. We’ve designed a brand-new workshop to help organizations take their StandOut experience to the next level and drive high levels of platform adoption. This experience will equip participants to be an expert in supporting everyone in the organization in making the most of what StandOut has to offer. 4-Stage Adoption Model The StandOut Adoption Workshop is an 8-hour virtual experience (broken into multiple sessions) delivered by StandOut expert consultants that leverages a 4-Stage Adoption Model to help team leaders embrace StandOut technology. Participants work together to establish adoption targets and create strategies to build momentum within their organization. They’ll then receive support in planning and executing selected adoption strategies and receive access to tailored adoption resources that may be shared with their users, all resulting in higher StandOut Platform usage for both team leaders and team members.  Whether your organization is new to StandOut or has been embracing the technology for years, the Adoption Workshop can be tailored to support your usage goals. Please work with your Client Success Partner for more information. StandOut CommunityNew! Performance Pulse Mini-Video If you’ve been following StandOut release updates over the past several months, you know we’ve been working to enhance the Knowledge Base with new mini-instructional videos on frequently used features that can be reference when needed.  Our new “Completing a Performance Pulse” tutorial walks team leaders through how to complete this simple and yet reliable performance measurement tool, so they’ll feel confident in capturing their insights as the work is happening. Check it out below!    StandOut CommunityNew! Snapshot Mini-Video Your Snapshot is a place to share those activities that energize you, where you’re at your best, and the unique talents that you enjoy bringing to your team. Our latest Mini-Video provides a tutorial on how to fill out each section of your Snapshot, how to share it with others in your organization, and how to leverage your coworker’s Snapshots to best work with them. It’s a lot of valuable information that will help you build a better understanding of yourself and those around you, all packed into a short 2-minute video. Take a look below, and please go ahead and share with your teams as you see fit by simply copying the video link.  

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StandOut Near-Term Roadmap - May 2024

The items listed below are tentative and intended for directional planning purposes. The details and assigned releases of each item are subject to change at any time. Release dates may also change as needed. Additionally, your organization may choose to keep items off until a later time; please work with your HR contact to understand when items will become available to you. June 1, 2024Release 5.35 StandOut Adoption WorkshopAre you a StandOut practitioner who is ready to take StandOut to the next level within your organization? This newly created workshop will equip participants to be an expert in supporting everyone in the organization in making the most of what StandOut has to offer. Performance Pulse Mini Tutorial VideoMore short & sweet mini-videos are coming to the StandOut Knowledge Base! Performance Pulse is a simple and reliable way to measure performance, and we’re creating a quick video to walk team leaders through the process of launching and submitting a Performance Pulse for their team members. Snapshot Mini Tutorial VideoYour Snapshot is an integral tool for sharing your unique strengths and talents with your colleagues, and we’re working on a new Knowledge Base mini-video to show users how to use the Strength Statement Builder, create Come to Me When Statements, and update the How to Work Best With Me section.September 26, 2024Release 5.36 StandOut Deployment GuideWork is underway to create new self-service options for client practitioners as they deploy StandOut. From technical setup to planning your communication and education materials, you'll have even more of the resources you need readily available at your fingertips, all to support you in successfully launching StandOut to your organization. Executive Dashboard UpdateWe're refreshing the Executive Dashboard section of StandOut Reporting to show data in new ways to help you quickly get to the level of detail needed to understand StandOut adoption and usage in your organization.  Engagement GroupingsEmployee engagement is a continuum, with fully engaged employees at one end and people who are not at all engaged at the other end. New StandOut Engagement Groups are being developed to help StandOut Admins know were team members' engagement falls along this continuum and differentiate between the needs of team members in the different groups. December 26, 2024Release 5.37 StandOut Content SubscriptionStandOut offers many leader development programs, and we're exploring new approaches to deliver this content in more simplified and accessible ways, through both instructor-led and digital self-paced modules.

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Release 5.34 (April 20, 2024)

Hello StandOut friends!Our latest product release is all about making StandOut more efficient and effective for you!Â đŸŒŒWe’re pleased to share client-requested enhancements within both Check-In and Roll-Up Reporting that put more of the metrics you’ve been looking for right at your fingertips. Newly created connection points between platform features make it easier than ever to navigate your StandOut journey, with built-in recommendations on ways to better connect with others and build on your strengths. Please read on below to learn more, and if you’re curious to know what’s next for StandOut, check out our Near-Term Roadmap. 🚀Other big news with this release--we have a new StandOut Store! You can now show off your love for StandOut with branded apparel and merchandise, or buy a StandOut gift card to recognize a strengths play in action! 🎁 đŸ’ȘđŸŒ Other fun strengths news for you this cycle includes: The StandOut Community is launching a new series that will highlight a different StandOut role each month.  We’re kicking off the series with a focus on Advisors! 📣 Join our StandOut with StandOut Roles Group to learn more about Advisors, and all of the 9 Roles!  Interested in learning more about the strengths-based approach and how to effectively leverage the best of yourself? Registration is still open for 90-minute public offering of the StandOut Team Member Certification, happening in May. đŸ’Ș Did you know that StandOut offers coaching too?  Watch this short video to learn more! 🏅 The Lazy Girl Job misnomer and what it means for the future of work. 💁 5 DE&I Trends to Keep Track Of in 2024 to create workplaces where everyone can thrive.Â đŸŒ±  Release Date: April 20, 2024 Please note that these release notes delineate the items launched on the date shown above. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Client Success Partner or customerservice@tmbc.com. Additionally, your organization may choose to keep items off until a later time; please work with your HR contact to understand when items will become available to you. Click on the links below to jump directly to a specific feature:Roll-Up Reporting EnhancementsCheck-In Reporting EnhancementsTeam Check-In Conversation ShortcutSnapshot Conversation Shortcut Leader SummaryEnhancement: Roll-Up Reporting  Leaders-of leaders will have an even better understating of engagement across their teams with this release. We’re adding some team-by-team breakdowns of the Roll-Up Reporting metrics found in the Leader Summary. Leaders will still have the aggregate view of results that they see today, and they’ll also have the new option to drill down by team for further insight. Here are the details:The Engagement Pulse Items card has been renamed Engagement Pulse Details. This card now has two tabs:The first tab shows Aggregates: this is the existing view, showing aggregate Engagement Pulse scores for all teams rolling up (as defined by their direct team + 1 level below) to a leader.  The second tab shows Team Details: this is a new view of Engagement Pulse scores broken out by team. Here are the deets: Team Details will only be available if the leaders of each team have shared their Engagement Pulse results with their leader. If Engagement Pulse results haven’t been shared, the user will see “Request Engagement Pulse Results” button.  Clicking this button will immediately send a request to the owner of the results for them to share the results with the user (their leader), which they can approve or deny.  If an Engagement Pulse is still open, scores in this tab will be replaced with a “Survey Still Open” message. Responses from an open survey will only be included in the aggregate scores when the survey has closed. If an Engagement Pulse has closed with fewer than 3 responses, the scores will be replaced with a “Not Enough Data” message. For these surveys with 1-2 responses, results will still roll into the aggregate scores.  If the ability to share Engagement Pulse results has been turned off for a leader, the scores will be replaced with a “Leader Cannot Share Results” message.  If there is no Engagement Pulse data for a quarter, then the card will have an empty state. Engagement Pulse Details CardThe Check-in Submissions & Views card has been updated to include an extended window of 8-weeks of data instead of the previously shown 4-weeks, and now also has two tabs:The Check-In Summary tab shows the aggregate trend of submissions and views data, now extended to an 8-week window. The Check-In Details tab shows a team-by-team breakdown of Check-In data by week. Users are able to click through 8 weeks of Check-In data to see team-by-team results.  This tab also includes an action column, allowing the user to “Nudge Team Leader” for any team where the Team Leader’s view rate is less than 75%. This new button will appear on Mondays (leaders can’t be nudged before then), and use of this nudge button is limited to once per week. When this button is clicked, the Team Leader will receive an email notification informing them that they have Check-Ins to view and a link to take them directly to their Team Check-In page.  Check-In Submissions & Views CardReportingEnhancement: Check-In Reporting Check-Ins provide the rich and frequent connection that is proven to increase workplace engagement, and we’re so pleased to deliver on client-requested enhancements to Check-In Reporting with this release. StandOut practitioners will have access to several new metrics to further support them in driving Check-In adoption throughout their organizations. With this release, the Check-In Adoption section of Reporting will show two tabs:The Team Member tab provides data that is based on individual Team Member submission frequency, and includes the existing 6 Week Summary of Check-In frequency donut chart and a NEW Trend Over Time line chart showing fluctuations in Check-In submission frequency over time. Existing filtering capabilities will still be available in this tab. The Team Leader tab provides new reporting based on Team Leader view of Check-Ins and attention. This tab offers filtering functionality that is consistent with that offered in the Team Member tab, and includes the following charts: NEW Team Leader Views:  Â đŸ© A donut chart view of the level to which leaders are viewing Team Member Check-Ins for a given set of filters.   📈 A line chart view of how this data fluctuates over time.  NEW Team Leader Attention: đŸ©Â A donut chart view of the level to which Team Members are reporting the attention they are receiving from their leaders.  📈 A line chart view of how this data fluctuates over time. Check-In Reporting Enhancement  The Learn More modal within this page has been updated to reflect these enhancements. All of the new charts are exportable, using the dropdown in the upper-right corner. The Team Check-In Adoption Usage Report has also been updated to reflect these changes. Teams of less than 3 will continue to show blank values in fields to protect respondent anonymity. This improved visibility into Check-In metrics will reduce the practitioner lift needed to understand usage and attention across the organization, so you can focus your time less on data sorting and more on sharing out the many benefits of Check-Ins.⭐ Team Check-InsNew! Shortcut to Our Check-In Partnership Conversation  In an effort to support Team Leaders in engaging in meaningful, strengths-based conversations with their Team Members, we’ve created a new launch card on the Team Check-Ins page that suggests launching an “Our Check-In Partnership” Conversation.  Not only will this card remind Team Leaders that this valuable, interactive Conversation is available to use, but it also provides a convenient and relevant way for them to launch it directly from the Team Member’s Check-In. 🙌 New “Launch a Check-In Partnership Conversation” card Clicking on the launch card will automatically take the Team Leader to the Conversations page and launch the “Our Check-In Partnership” Conversation modal with the Team Member’s name already selected. By creating this additional connection to the Conversation directly within the Check-In, Team Leaders can focus less on the platform logistics and more on having the deep and meaningful conversations that are necessary to drive engagement on their teams.  SnapshotNew! Shortcut to Role Reflect Conversation StandOut makes it easier for colleagues to connect with each other, starting from a foundation of how they naturally show up at work. A user’s Snapshot page contains so many valuable details, including their personal strengths, activities that they’d love to help their colleagues with, and how they work best.  By reviewing your colleague’s Snapshot, you’ll build an understanding of who they are and a foundation for positive workplace interactions together.  And now it’s easier than ever to take this understanding a step further with the creation of a new launch card on the Snapshot page that suggests launching a “Role Reflect” Conversation. New “Launch a Role Reflect Conversation” card Clicking on this launch card will automatically take the user to the Conversations page and launch the “Role Reflect” Conversation modal with the Team Member’s name automatically selected. Once launched, StandOut will send the Conversation template to the invited colleague.  Once both have completed the template, they’ll be prompted to schedule a conversation to discuss their responses and learn more, helping them to work together more effectively based on how they tend to show up at work.Â đŸ’«Â 

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StandOut Near-Term Roadmap - April 2024

The items listed below are tentative and intended for directional planning purposes. The details and assigned releases of each item are subject to change at any time. Release dates may also change as needed. Additionally, your organization may choose to keep items off until a later time; please work with your HR contact to understand when items will become available to you. April 20, 2024Release 5.34 Check-In Reporting EnhancementsNew & improved Check-In reporting is coming your way! We’re delivering on client-requested updates to help practitioners quickly and easily access Check-In data broken out by Team Member and Team Leader segments. Roll-up Reporting EnhancementLeaders of leaders will have an even better understanding of engagement across their teams after this release. Based on suggestions from clients, we're adding some team-by-team breakdowns of the roll-up reporting metrics found in the Team Leader Dashboard. Team Check-In Conversation ShortcutAs part of our efforts to find easy ways for Team Leaders to integrate strengths-based tools into their team interactions, we're adding a new shortcut on the Team Check-Ins page. This card will serve a helpful reminder for the Team Leader to launch Interactive Conversations to facilitate deeper connections with their team. Snapshot Conversation ShortcutTo facilitate user connection using a strengths lens, we're adding a new shortcut to all Snapshot pages which will prompt users who are viewing someone's Snapshot to launch a "Role Reflect Conversation" to get to know their colleague better. June 1, 2024Release 5.35 Performance Pulse Mini Tutorial VideoMore short & sweet mini-videos are coming to the StandOut Knowledge Base! Performance Pulse is a simple and reliable way to measure performance, and we’re creating a quick video to walk Team Leaders through the process of launching and submitting a Performance Pulse for their Team Members. Snapshot Mini Tutorial VideoYour Snapshot is an integral tool for sharing your unique strengths and talents with your colleagues, and we’re working on a new Knowledge Base mini-video to show users how to use the Strength Statement Builder, create Come to Me When Statements, and update the How to Work Best With Me section. July 13, 2024Release 5.36 StandOut Deployment GuideWork is underway to create new self-service options for client practitioners as they deploy StandOut. From technical setup to planning your communication and education materials, you'll have even more of the resources you need readily available at your fingertips, all to support you in successfully launching StandOut to your organization.

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Release 5.33 (March 9, 2024)

Hello, StandOut Community! We hear you! 👂 We’re so appreciative of all opportunities we have to hear directly from StandOut users, and our latest product release is full of updates and enhancements that have been requested by you! From reporting enhancements 📊 to easier platform navigation 🚍 to video tutorials đŸ“ș, we’re pleased to deliver on what clients have requested. Keep ‘em coming!  đŸ’ȘđŸŒ Other fun strengths news for you this cycle includes: Interested in learning more about the strengths-based approach and how to effectively leverage the best of yourself? Registration is open for 90-minute public offering of the StandOut Team Member Certification, happening in May. đŸ’Ș Workplace engagement expert Amy Leschke-Kahle, on the importance of priorities vs. tasks ✔, why you should have a phone-a-friend 📞, and why to share 💬: It’s Time To Shift Focus: Move Away From Tasks Towards Priorities (forbes.com) ADP Research Institute Chief Economist Nela Richardson on measuring and nurturing the trust factor.Â đŸ€ Release Date: March 9, 2024 Please note that these release notes delineate the items launched on the date shown above. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Client Success Partner or customerservice@tmbc.com. Additionally, your organization may choose to keep items off until a later time; please work with your HR contact to understand when items will become available to you. Click on the links below to jump directly to a specific feature:Reporting Chart ExportsEngagement Pulse Usage Report enhancementNEW! Smart Introductions to New Team MembersStandOut Strengths CoachingAssessment Social Media SharingMilestone Connect Mini-VideoEngagement Pulse Mini-VideosStandOut Coaching Mini-VideoStandOut Community integration with Zendesk ReportingEnhancement: Reporting Chart Exports Clients have requested the ability to export StandOut charts, and we’re pleased to deliver with this release! Users with access to StandOut Reporting will notice that all charts have the option to export as a PNG or PDF, making it easier than ever to share within your organization to improve buy-in.  Reporting Chart Exports Charts that can be exported include the following:StandOut Reporting: Check-In Adoption donut chart Engagement Pulse scatter plots (By Audience, By Team, By Employee) Engagement Pulse Trends Over Time Performance Pulse scatter plot StandOut Admin→ Engagement Pulse (for Admin-launched Engagement Pulses): Engagement Pulse scatter plot Engagement Pulse heat map  ReportingEnhancement: Engagement Pulse Usage Report Update StandOut clients recognize how important it is for Team Leaders to understand Engagement Pulse results and debrief with their teams. Over the past year we’ve been focused on providing more data, reporting, and capabilities to best equip your Team Leaders. With this release we’re adding two new data points to the Engagement Pulse Usage Report to help organizations better understand what leaders are doing with results:Date Viewed: the date that the Team Leader first viewed their Engagement Pulse results (subsequent views will not impact this date). Date Shared: the date that the Team Leader first shared a set of Engagement Pusle results with either their entire team or any individual (subsequent shares will not impact this date).   Engagement Pulse Usage Report Team Leader DashboardNew! Smart Introductions to New Team Members By using a strengths lens, Team Leaders can get to the heart of what matters most when getting to know their new Team Members, answering questions like: Where do they add value? How do they like to be recognized? What talents would they like to offer the team? StandOut provides visibility into all of these valuable insights, and with this release we’re introducing new responsive guidance to help leaders of teams get to know their new team members quickly and easily.  This new smart introduction will appear automatically on the Team Leader Dashboard whenever a new individual joins their team, showing the new Team Member’s profile picture, full name, Top 2 Roles, Greatest Value Statement, and a link to their Snapshot. Below these details in the Things you could explore section, leaders will see recommended paths to get to know their Team Member(s) better based on features that the user is able to access. All of this information will also be sent to the Team Leader via email notification. New Team Member Introduction This introduction will be generated within one day of the new Team Member either completing the Strengths Assessment or being added to their static or dynamic team. Team Leaders will NOT experience this introduction for any new Team Members that they have led within the last 3 months. It’s required that both the Team Leader and Team Member have completed the Assessment for the introduction to appear. Once the Team Leader selects Got it, the guidance will be dismissed.Note: This will be exclusive to desktop users only; it will not be accessible via mobile. Leader DevelopmentEnhancement: StandOut Strengths Coaching StandOut Strengths Coaching was updated with Release 5.31, and with this release it’s being added to the Leader Development catalog of StandOut, making it more easily accessible to users who have access to this section (please work with your Client Success Partner if you don’t have access and would like it).This certification provides professional coaches with the knowledge, tools, and resources they need to coach individuals from a strengths-based perspective. The newly revised certification includes a deeper exploration of our coaching model, and combines virtual classroom learning, 1:1 mentoring with a TMBC-certified coach, peer-to-peer coaching, and StandOut tools and resources for becoming a strengths-based coach.  StandOut Strengths Coaching Strengths AssessmentNew! Social Media Sharing The StandOut Strengths Assessment provides a starting point for anyone who wants to explore personal strengths, and the details of your StandOut Report are key to unlocking your unique genius to find your edge at work. 🌟 StandOut users recognize the importance of sharing these results within their organizations so that coworkers can see them for their best, but what about sharing with professional colleagues outside of your organization? We’ve added at “Share on LinkedIn” button to the top of the “My StandOut Report” page, found in the upper right corner of your StandOut homepage, or by navigating to My StandOut-->My StandOut Report in the top navigation. This button offers an easy way for users to post their Top 2 Roles, Greatest Value Statement, and a link to encourage others to take the Assessment on LinkedIn. Sharing this tidbit of information that is so meaningful to who you are will strengthen your professional profile in a brand-new way. đŸ’Ș Social Media Sharing ConversationsEnhancement: Milestone Connect Mini-Videos We’ve been working to enhance the Knowledge Base with new mini-instructional videos on frequently used features for you to reference when needed. Our last batch of videos focusing on the Check-In feature were so well-received that we quickly made more. First up is a quick walkthrough of Milestone Connect. Thank you to those of you who recommended this topic for a Mini-Video in the Community!   Engagement PulseEnhancement: Engagement Pulse Mini-Videos Continuing the Mini-Video progress mentioned above, we’ve also created a batch of short videos to support your organization’s Engagement Pulse:Responding to an Engagement Pulse: intended for all users, this video shows how to take the Engagement Pulse survey. Launching an Engagement Pulse as a Team Leader: intended for Team Leaders, this video shows how to launch an Engagement Pulse. Understanding Your Team’s Engagement Pulse Results: intended for Team Leaders, this video shows where to access and how to interpret their team’s Engagement Pulse results.Check these videos out below!Leader DevelopmentEnhancement: Coaching Mini-Videos And last but not least in the video production happening with this release, we also have a brand-new tutorial to walk you through the StandOut Coaching offerings and where to find them. Grab some popcorn and take a few minutes to enjoy all 4 new mini-videos. 🍿StandOut CommunityEnhancement: Zendesk Integration Please keep the questions coming to the StandOut Community!Â đŸ’« We love seeing Product Ideas and Questions submitted directly by users like you! With this release, we’re simplifying the process by enabling bugs and issues that are reported in the Community to be immediately escalated to a Zendesk Support ticket. Users will be notified by Community moderators if their question has been turned into a ticket, they’ll receive an auto-generated email when the ticket is generated and routed to Product Support, and they can expect to hear back from Product Support within 24 hours. This enhancement is an easy way to handle everything all in one place.⭐

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StandOut Near-Term Roadmap - February 2024

The items listed below are tentative and intended for directional planning purposes. The details and assigned releases of each item are subject to change at any time. Release dates may also change as needed. Additionally, your organization may choose to keep items off until a later time; please work with your HR contact to understand when items will become available to you. March 9, 2024Release 5.33 Heat Maps & ChartsStandOut reporting is key to understanding the state of your workforce, and we're investing resources to make these results even more meaningful and accessible. We're working towards the ability for practitioners to export heat maps and charts, making it easier for them to share out the metrics that tell their organization's engagement story! Team Joining Card for Team LeadersWe're creating an experience that will help leaders welcome new team members into StandOut with an easy-to-follow path to enhance their understanding of their strengths. Assessment Social Media SharingWe've added the ability to easily share your Top 2 Roles + Greatest Value Statement on LinkedIn. Engagement Pulse Usage Report EnhancementsTo help organizations better understand how leaders are using Engagement Pulse results, we're updating the Engagement Pulse Usage Report to show when leaders have viewed and shared results. Milestone Connect Mini Tutorial VideoWe're creating a new mini-video to walk users through Milestone Connect. This idea came directly from clients and will assist users in quickly getting up to speed on how to participate in a Milestone Connect. Engagement Pulse Mini Tutorial VideosWe're releasing 3 new mini-videos (each is 2-minutes or less) highlighting the following topics: how to respond to an Engagement Pulse, how to launch an Engagement Pulse as a Team Leader, and what to do with Engagement Pulse results as a Team Leader. Coaching Mini Tutorial VideoLast but not least in this cycle's video production will be a short tutorial on StandOut Coaching offerings and where to find them. April 20, 2024Release 5.34 Check-In Reporting EnhancementsWe're working towards enhanced Check-In reporting to help clients quickly and easily access the Check-In data they need for any segment of their organization. Roll-Up Reporting EnhancementsLeaders of leaders will have an even better understanding of engagement across their teams after this release. Based on suggestions from clients, we're adding some team-by-team breakdowns of the roll-up reporting metrics found in the Team Leader Dashboard. Team Check-In Conversation CardAs part of our efforts to find easy ways for Team Leaders to integrate strengths-based tools into their team interactions, we're adding a new card on the Team Check-Ins page. This card will serve suggestions for the Team Leader to launch Interactive Conversations to facilitate deeper connections with their team. Snapshot Conversation CardTo facilitate user connection using a strengths lens, we're adding a new card to all Snapshot pages which will prompt users who are viewing someone's Snapshot to launch a "Role Reflect Conversation" to get to know their colleague better. June 1, 2024Release 5.35 More Mini Tutorial VideosClients have requested that we keep the mini-video content coming, and more is on the way! If there are specific topics that you'd like to see covered, please let us know in the Standout Community.

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StandOut Near-Term Roadmap - January 2024

The items listed below are tentative and intended for directional planning purposes. The details and assigned releases of each item are subject to change at any time. Release dates may also change as needed.March 9, 2024Release 5.33 Heat Maps & ChartsEngagement Pulse reporting is key to understanding the state of your workforce, and we're investing resources to make these results even more meaningful and accessible. We're working towards the ability for practitioners to export heat maps and charts, making it easier for them to share out the metrics that tell their organization's engagement story! StandOut New User JourneyWe're creating an experience that will help leaders welcome new team members into StandOut with an easy-to-follow path to enhance their understanding of their strengths. Usage Report EnhancementsWe're updating the Engagement Pulse Usage Report to show which leaders have viewed and shared results, and we're updating the Team Activities Usage Report to show facilitator email address.April 20, 2024Release 5.34 Upkeep & MaintenanceWe're focusing on behind-the-scenes work for this release to address all the tiny details that optimize your StandOut experience.June 1, 2024Release 5.35 Roll-Up Reporting FilteringWe're bringing several enhancements based on client suggestions to provide leaders of leaders with deeper insights into their organization.

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Release 5.32 (January 13, 2024)

Happy New Year, StandOut friends! ✮ We’re kicking off 2024 with a release cycle that is full of new features and enhancements to make this your strongest StandOut year yet!With this release, we’re pleased to bring you a new Help Button, new Conversations, several Engagement Pulse enhancements, and more! Please read on below for more details, and be sure to check out the Near-Term Roadmap to see what’s planned for upcoming releases. 🏎 đŸ’ȘđŸŒ Other fun strengths news for you this cycle includes: Happy New Year to our StandOut Community! 🎉 Interested in learning more about the strengths-based approach and how to effectively leverage the best of yourself? Registration is open for a 90-minute public offering of the StandOut Team Member Certification. đŸ’Ș In this season of gratitude, don't forget this vital piece. 🙏 Let’s slay some long-standing workplace issues in this new year! 🗡 The latest research from ADP Research Insitute’s Mary Hayes and Nela Richardson on workforce gender gaps proves there’s still work to be done:  https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/workplace-gender-equality-still-prominent-issueÂ đŸš» Focus on Strengths, Not Stereotypes when working with a multi-generational workplace.Â đŸ‘¶đŸ‘§đŸŒđŸ‘šđŸ‘”Release Date: January 13, 2024 Please note that these release notes delineate the items launched on the date shown above. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Client Success Partner or customerservice@tmbc.com. Click on the links below to jump directly to a specific feature:NEW Help ButtonNEW ConversationsEngagement Pulse Results SharingFlexible Engagement Pulse WindowCustomized Engagement Pulse Debrief QuestionsSnapshot SharingSnapshot RearrangeMini Videos StandOut PlatformNew Feature: Help Button We’re adding a new Help button in the lower right corner of the StandOut platform that will serve up curated Knowledge Base articles in an easy-to-access way. This Help button includes a search feature and links directly into the StandOut Community, where users can ask questions and view the full Knowledge Base (you’ll need to log in to do this). At the time of this release, the Help Button is available in English only. By meeting you right where you are—in platform—with the additional content you may need, we hope our users will feel even stronger in StandOut! New Help Button ConversationsNew Features: New Interactive Conversations & Conversation Guide It’s no secret that workplace conversations are a clear path to connection. And the richer and more meaningful those conversations are, the deeper the feelings of connection will be. StandOut users have been loving the Conversations area since it was introduced back in May, and we’re pleased to introduce even more topics to support you in connecting with your leader and colleagues with our upcoming release.  Within the Conversations section of StandOut, users will see 2 new Interactive Conversations: Role Reflect will help participants to better understand each other based on their roles, and Check-In Partnership will help Team Leaders and Team Members to discuss expectations for this weekly ritual. These Interactive Conversations provide an in-platform experience that is similar to that of Milestone Connect: users will be guided to record and share answers to key questions with another user. Their responses will be visible to the person they are sharing with, unless they choose to mark them as private.  All questions are optional, and both participants will be able to edit their responses up until the Conversation is marked as complete. We’re also bringing you a new Conversation Guide, Exploring Your Opportunity, to facilitate discussions around career growth and development. Like the other Conversation Guides, users will be able to download this interactive PDF to facilitate meaningful conversation. ConversationsAll of these Conversations will be defaulted to ON for all clients, and these additional topics will be added to the Conversations Usage Report, allowing practitioners to quickly track who has and hasn’t completed them, while keepings the specific details entered into the Conversation confidential to the related participants. Engagement PulseEnhancement: Engagement Pulse Results Sharing Engagement Pulse results are delivered directly to the Team Leader, and while leaders have a significant impact on team engagement (StandOut research indicates up to 70% of employee engagement is due to the Team Leader), it’s also important for the full team to own responsibility for understanding the scores and taking steps to improve engagement.  That’s why we’re pleased to bring you new Engagement Pulse Results Sharing capabilities with this release!  Here’s a video to learn more:Team Leaders will notice a “Share Results” button has been added to the top right corner of their Engagement Pulse results.  From there, they’ll have two options for sharing:Sharing with Team: this delivers results to the full team.  It’s beneficial for the team to see these results in advance so that debrief conversations can happen in a more thoughtful and prepared way. Please note, once results have been shared with the team this cannot be undone. Individual Access: this allows the leader to select specific individuals to share with.  We recommend sharing with their leader, mentor, or colleagues who can support them in digesting the results and preparing for their team debrief. Shared access to individuals may be removed at any time.   Recipients of Engagement Pulse results will receive an email and an in-platform notification when results have been shared. They’ll see a Conversation Guide to help prepare for the team debrief conversation, and below the guide they’ll see full Engagement Pulse results, including a lightbulb icon next to each question that provides more insights into the question and what it means. With easy sharing capabilities, teams can now dive right into valuable conversations to help Team Leaders understand the trends and true meanings behind the scores, all leading to higher team engagement.  Engagement PulseEnhancement: Flexible Engagement Pulse Window Engagement Pulse data is key to understanding engagement trends in your organization, and this data becomes increasingly valuable the more voices that are heard. In an effort to provide the flexibility needed to accommodate varying needs across businesses, industries, and countries, we’ve created the capability for administrators to launch Global Engagement Pulses for durations beyond the standard 14-day survey window.  While we recommend keeping most Engagement Pulses at the standard 14 days, this new capability will provide options for organizations when they need it.  When launching a Global Engagement Pulse from StandOut Admin, practitioners will now be presented with a “Set Survey Window” option as the 4th step to launching the survey. From here, they can select if they’d like the survey to live for 2, 3, or 4 weeks, or select a custom Survey End Date that is between 14 and 30 days out (surveys may not live for shorter than 14 days or longer than 30 days).Flexible Engagement Pulse WindowThe Flexible Engagement Pulse Window capability will be defaulted to ON for all clients with this release.  Please consult with your Client Success Partner if you have questions or are considering extending the window of your organization’s Engagement Pulses. Engagement PulseEnhancement: Customized Engagement Pulse Debrief Questions We introduced the Engagement Pulse Debrief survey back in October, and this update is a fast follow-up allowing administrators to include customized questions in the survey if needed to achieve a more comprehensive understanding of the Team Leader and Team Member debrief experience.  Customize Engagement Pulse Debrief questions may be added by your Client Success Partner only as a direct follow up to the existing Engagement Pulse Debrief questions: administrators will indicate if the new question is based on existing Question 1 or 2, and which specific response should trigger this additional question.  Interested in adding customized questions?  Here are the deets: similar to the Engagement Pulse custom question functionality, the questions may be binary (yes/no), multiple choice, Likert scale, or open text and can have a max of 2,000 characters. Translations may be added in any platform language and must be provided by the client. Up to three custom questions each may be added to the Engagement Pulse Debrief Team Leader and the Engagement Pulse Debrief Team Member surveys, and they’ll appear below the core survey questions. Custom questions cannot be changed for any live Engagement Pulse Debrief Surveys, and any custom questions and responses will be added as additional columns in the Engagement Pulse Debriefs Usage Report. Please work with your Client Success Partner if you’d like to add customize questions to any upcoming Engagement Pulse Debrief Surveys. My SnapshotEnhancement: Snapshot Sharing Your Snapshot is a place to communicate to others how they can best work with you, what makes you feel engaged, and where your strengths lie. It’s a wealth of valuable information, yet in the past it sometimes felt like a hidden gem💎 within StandOut because it wasn’t the easiest for others to navigate to.  To solve for this, we’re adding a “Share” button to the top right corner of a user’s Snapshot page, which will allow them to easily generate a link to their Snapshot that may be shared with anyone in their organization. Snapshot SharingIf you share your Snapshot with someone in your organization that isn’t currently using StandOut OR is logged out, they’ll see a pre-login page that states “Users would like to share their Snapshot with you” and shows your name, avatar, StandOut Roles, and a link to log-in. Once logged in, they’ll be taken directly to your Snapshot. Users who are not within your organization and receive a link will not be able to access your Snapshot. Increased visibility to your Snapshot will make it even more likely that your team and colleagues will engage with you in ways that align to your strengths. So continue to share your individual strengths and skills in this space, and be sure to check out other’s Snapshots too; collectively this will make work an even more engaging experience for everyone.Â đŸ’«Â My SnapshotEnhancement: My Snapshot Rearrange You may have noticed in the above Snapshot image ⬆ that we’ve made some slight adjustments to the My Snapshot page.  We rearranged the furniture in a way that feels more consistent with other platform pages. The same content that you know and love is still there, just in a refreshed way: the first sentence of your Greatest Value Statement has been moved up to the header, right under your name, the Greatest Value section has been renamed “Roles at Work”, and sections have been shifted within the page. We hope you enjoy the new look! 💐 StandOut CommunityNew! Knowledge Base Mini-Videos We’re enhancing the Knowledge Base with new mini-instructional videos on frequently used features for you to reference when needed. Our first batch focuses on the StandOut feature that most directly improves team engagement: the Check-In. These videos are intended to be quick and easy resources to support you in StandOut. Click the videos below to learn more about Submitting a Check-In and Reviewing Your Team’s Check-Ins, and remember--these videos can be sent to anyone by simply sharing the link.Â đŸ“œÂ Â 

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Release 5.31 (December 2, 2023)

Hello, StandOut Community!Welcome to our final product release of the year. 🎀 StandOut 5.31 went live on December 2nd, and includes client-requested updates such as a new Notification Schedule and enhancements to the Conversations user experience. Please read on to learn about these updates and more!As always, you’ll be able to see what’s coming next for StandOut in our Near-Term Roadmap 🚗. đŸ’ȘđŸŒ Other fun strengths news for you this cycle includes: Gain a competitive talent advantage for your organization by getting in touch with your work force's state of mind.🔼 TMBC’s Vice President of Talent Insights and Innovation, Amy Leschke-Kahle, explains how to make culture unconditional.🌎 Student loan payments are back, and employers should care: Employers & Student Debt.💾Release Date: December 2, 2023Please note that these release notes delineate the items launched on the date shown above. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Client Success Partner or customerservice@tmbc.com. Click on the links below to jump directly to a specific feature:NEW Notification ScheduleConversations EnhancementsDeactivated Team Survey ResponsesUpdated StandOut Strengths Coaching Certification StandOut PlatformNew Feature: Notification Schedule StandOut serves users across many industries and time zones, so it only makes sense that the ideal time to receive StandOut notifications varies by user.  As a result, we’ve created new options for scheduling StandOut notifications to arrive when you want to receive them.  A new “Notification Schedule” section has been added within User Settings.  From there, users may select when they want to receive StandOut notifications: Anytime, Every Day, Weekdays, or within a specified Custom window. Once set, any notification triggered outside of your selected window will be sent during the next window of time that you have allowed notifications, with a few exceptions: Assessment Complete, Forgot Password, and Account Suspended notifications will still be sent immediately.This feature will be automatically available to all users with this release and can be set at both the user level and the organization level; user-level settings will override the organization-level schedule. The Notification Schedule will default to “Anytime”, meaning users will receive notifications when they are scheduled by StandOut or triggered by another user (for example, when an Engagement Pulse is launched). So please go ahead and update your User Settings so that you’re hearing from us at the time that is best for you. Notification Schedule ConversationsEnhancement: User Experience updates StandOut remains committed to building connection through Conversations, and we’re making a few enhancements to this area to further facilitate reflection and transparency in this process:Reflection Editing: Users will now be able to edit their reflection even after submitting a Conversation, allowing them to keep the Conversation updated with relevant information that they can refer back to, resulting in richer Conversations. Users will be able to edit their Conversation until it’s marked as complete, and the other party will be notified when changes are made. A “Last edited on” note will also appear at the bottom of the Reflection section to indicate when the latest change was made. 📝 Mark as Complete: We’ve heard from users that they were often forgetting to mark their Conversations as complete, or didn’t realize this step existed. To make this final step clearer, a new “Have you had this conversation?” notification will appear on the In-Progress Conversation tile (located both within the Conversations home page and Check-In page) and in-platform notification modal 14 days after both parties have completed the wizard, prompting users to either mark the Conversation “Complete” or indicate if they plan to “Do It Later”. If the latter option is selected, a second reminder notification will be delivered at 30 days.  Tracking Conversation completion will result in more accurate data and reporting, less confusion, and an overall better user experience. ✔ Engagement Pulse & Custom SurveysEnhancement: Deactivated Team Responses Engagement Pulse & Custom Survey reporting is intentionally aligned to Team Leader structure, since so much of engagement influence lies with the Team Leader. In the past, when a team has been deactivated (this occurs when a leader leaves) during a survey window, the Team Members who have not yet responded have lost the ability to respond. Yet it’s important that every voice is represented within the organization results, and so we’re updating this functionality so that Team Members will still be able to respond to a survey even if their leader has left.With this update, Team Members who are part of a team that is deactivated during the survey window will receive messaging to inform them that they may still respond to the survey even though their team no longer exists.  They’ll receive updated reminder emails too. The former Team Leader will not receive survey results, and any custom messaging that the Team Leader entered into the survey will be removed; custom messaging entered by StandOut admin will remain. Responses will roll up to organization-level reporting.This enhancement has been a longstanding client request that we’re pleased to deliver on. Supporting users on deactivated teams to have their voices heard will lead to higher response rates, resulting in higher quality data that is more representative of the organization and will better equip leaders to continue moving engagement forward.    Leader Development Enhancement: Updated StandOut Strengths Coaching Certification The StandOut Strengths Coaching Certification provides professional coaches with the knowledge, tools, and resources they need to coach individuals from a strengths-based perspective. This newly revised certification includes a deeper exploration of our coaching model, and combines virtual classroom learning, 1:1 mentoring with a TMBC-certified coach, peer-to-peer coaching, and StandOut tools and resources for becoming a strengths-based coach.  

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StandOut Near-Term Roadmap - November 2023

The items listed below are tentative and intended for directional planning purposes. The details and assigned releases of each item are subject to change at any time. Release dates may also change as needed.December 2, 2023Release 5.31 Notification ScheduleStandOut users will now have the ability to customize on which days and times they receive email notifications. We're so pleased to be able to deliver reminders and coaching tips to your inbox at a time that is best for you! StandOut Strengths Coaching CertificationThe newly revised StandOut¼ Strengths Coaching Certification, including a deeper dive into TMBC’s strengths coaching model, provides professional coaches with the knowledge, tools, and resources they need to coach individuals from a strengths-based perspective. This certification combines virtual classroom learning, 1:1 mentoring with a TMBC-certified coach, and peer-to-peer coaching to build a solid foundation for becoming a strengths-based coach. Conversations UX UpdatesThanks to user feedback shared in listening sessions, we're planning a few upgrades for the Conversations user experience, including adding clarity around when a Conversation should be marked as "complete" and allowing edits to be made during live Conversations.January 13, 2024Release 5.32 Help ButtonWe're making it easier than ever to find relevant content within StandOut by adding a help button that will serve up curated Knowledge Base articles right in the platform - meeting you right where you are, with the answers you need! Conversations EnhancementsWe're excited to bring several enhancements to our Conversations feature, to facilitate even more connection within your organization. The "Our Check-In Partnership" and "Understanding Our StandOut Roles" Conversation Guides are being upgraded to Interactive Conversations, and a new Conversation Guide focusing on mentorship and growth will be available. Shareable Engagement Pulse ResultsAn enhancement is coming your way that will make it easier to share out Engagement Pulse results, helping leaders to give better visibility both to their teams and their leaders. Engagement Pulse Debrief Survey CustomizationOrganizations will be able to add custom questions to the Engagement Pulse Debrief survey (introduced with Release 5.30), allowing you to collect data specific to your organization's unique needs. Engagment Pulse Window FlexibilityYou'll soon be able to launch Engagement Pulses for longer than the current standard of 14 days, allowing organizations the flexibility to collect responses over an extended period of time. Snapshot SharingSoon it will be easier than ever to share your unique strengths and tendencies with others; we're creating the ability to share a link directly to the Snapshot page to facilitate quick and easy strength communication.March 9, 2024Release 5.33 Heat Maps & ChartsEngagement Pulse reporting is key to understanding the state of your workforce, and we're investing resources to make these results even more meaningful and accessible. We're working towards the ability for practitioners to export heat maps and charts, making it easier for them to share out the metrics that tell their organization's engagement story. StandOut New User JourneyWe're creating an experience that will help leaders welcome new team members into StandOut with an easy-to-follow path to enhance their understanding of their strengths.

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Release 5.30 (October 14, 2023)

Happy fall y’all, and happy release day! đŸ‚đŸŒ»TMBC has been hard at work to bring you a release that is jam-packed with new features and enhancements. StandOut 5.30 includes the brand-new StandOut Insights, which will deliver automated presentations telling the story of your organization’s engagement journey in an easy-to-share format. We’re also pleased to share an idea we’re experimenting with - the Product Ideation space within the StandOut Community, where we invite you to submit your ideas for new features and enhancements. Please read on to learn about both of these features, plus so much more!As always, you’ll be able to see what’s coming next for StandOut in our Near-Term Roadmap 🚗. đŸ’ȘđŸŒ Other fun strengths news for you this cycle includes: Check out our new look! 💎TMBC.com has been updated to look and feel more like the StandOut platform, with new icons, images, and videos—plus new copy that better explains who we are and what we do at TMBC.  As a StandOut user, you’re likely aware of the significant role that leaders play in your organization’s engagement. But did you know that StandOut also offers coaching to support leaders in their strengths-based approach?  Check out this StandOut Leader Development Overview video đŸ“ș to learn more.   The ADP Research Institute’s latest edition of Today at Work focuses on the hidden truth 🔍 about promotions and why the recently promoted are at risk to leaveđŸ˜Č.  The Wall Street Journal wrote a piece on  ⬆  too: Up, Then Out: Why People Quit After Getting a Promotion - WSJ Amy Leschke-Kahle, TMBC’s Vice President of Performance Acceleration, shares some thoughts on how to make your organization’s culture more than just a tagline in this  RecruitingDaily Podcast. 🎧 The latest from our founder, Marcus Buckingham, on why AI will never be able to effectively drive consumer and employee behavior: The Business Case for Love - HBR ❀Release Date: October 14, 2023Please note that these release notes delineate the items launched on the date shown above. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Client Success Partner or customerservice@tmbc.com. Click on the links below to jump directly to a specific feature:NEW StandOut InsightsNEW Engagement Pulse Debrief TrackingAssessment-Only Coaching.com IntegrationProduct Ideation in the StandOut CommunityNEW Intro Email for New UsersEngagement Pulse % Response Rate ReportingNEW Engagement Pulse Results Video ReportingNew Feature: StandOut Insights We’re so pleased to share with you a brand-new Reporting feature that analyzes StandOut data to create meaningful stories about your organization’s engagement journey. We’re calling it StandOut Insights, and it will deliver ready-made digital presentations featuring employee-level data calculations right to your doorstep (within StandOut). You’ll be able to easily share these stories with anyone in your organization, from senior leaders to front-line workers, offering a simple way to communicate the positive impact of StandOut so that you can do more of what’s working. Please check out the video below and read on to learn more: You’ll find StandOut Insights in the Reporting section of StandOut. Stories will be automatically generated to clients who have a significant portion of their organization completing regular Check-Ins and responding to 2+ Engagement Pulse surveys—more details on this can be found in the “Learn More” modal on the StandOut Insights page, which gives an overview of the feature, details about how stories are generated, and how you might use the stories to gain buy-in and determine future strategy. StandOut Insights page When new stories are generated, practitioners with access to StandOut Reporting will see a new StandOut Insights tile at the top of their Executive Dashboard, as well as on the StandOut Insights page, which also shows past stories that have been generated. In-platform and email notifications will also be sent whenever new stories are generated.By now you’re probably wondering: what is a StandOut Insights story? Stories are presented in an interactive slideshow format, with text content that is specifically curated based on data scores. With this release, two StandOut Insight stories will generate for qualifying organizations:Why Leader Attention Matters: You’ve likely heard from us the importance of Team Leader and Team Member connection. This story shows the correlation between Team Leader attention and engagement within your organization. Percent Fully Engaged Deep Dive: Engagement is a movie, not a photo: it’s always shifting and changing. This story dives into how your organization’s latest Engagement Pulse results may have changed since your last set of surveys. And it includes a brand-new metric called Engagement Stability, which shows employee-level engagement over time. Both stories begin with a summary of StandOut adoption metrics and then dive into data and key findings that tell a meaningful story and wrap up with recommendations for what’s next. All stories have a shareable link and PDF option; no additional permissions are needed to view them, so you can easily share throughout your organization. StandOut Insights: Engagement Stability StandOut Insights access will be defaulted to ON for all clients with this release. So please check it out and share with others in your organization! We hope this is a helpful tool in communicating the bigger picture of your organization’s engagement.  Engagement PulseEnhancement: Engagement Pulse Debrief Tracking The Engagement Pulse survey is a quick and reliable way to measure engagement across teams, but to truly impact engagement it’s critical that Team Leaders act on the results. We’ve heard from some clients that it would be beneficial to be able to track which leaders are following up with their teams to have conversations around Engagement Pulse results, and as a result, we’re pleased to bring to you the new Engagement Pulse Debrief survey.   When turned on, an Engagement Pulse Debrief survey will go out to all Team Leaders one week after an Engagement Pulse survey closes. Team Leaders will be prompted to share if they met with their team to discuss the recent Engagement Pulse results and if they found that discussion to be a good use of time.  It the Team Leader responds that they did meet with their team, an Engagement Pulse Debrief survey will then be sent to their Team Members with similar prompts. Practitioners will be able to track survey responses in a new Engagement Pulse Debrief Usage Report found in the Reporting section of StandOut. Engagement Pulse Debrief Tracking Please connect with your CS partner if you’d like to turn the Engagement Pulse Debrief survey ON for your organization. They’ll be able to configure how long you’d like to allow users to respond: 1, 2, 3, or 4 weeks.  Survey reminders will go out to anyone who hasn’t yet responded 21 and 14 days prior to survey close (if the survey is open for that extended length of time), as well as 4 days prior to close for Team Leaders and 3 days prior to close for Team Members.   Assessment OnlyEnhancement: Coaching.com Integration We’re partnering with Coaching.com to provide non-enterprise Assessment takers with the opportunity to better understand their Assessment Results by connecting them with 3rd-party StandOut Debrief Certified Coaches via the Coaching.com platform. As of this release, free Assessment takers will see a button to find a coach on the interface where they receive their Assessment results. StandOut CommunityEnhancement: Product Ideation 🔬 Fun fact: several of the updates within this release are the direct result of user ideas. We love hearing product ideas from you--our users, so we're experimenting with a new space within the StandOut Community to facilitate meaningful conversations around future enhancements and use cases. Please visit this space when you have a new idea for a StandOut enhancement or feature. 💡Community members will first be asked to search to see if their idea has already been submitted: if it has, you can upvote and/or add a comment to indicate your support. If you can’t find an existing submission for your topic, you can select Submit an Idea.  From here, you’ll be asked to clearly define the use case or business problem that is not met with current functionality. Once these details are entered, just click SubmitYour idea will be reviewed regularly by our Community and Product teams to determine next steps. All ideas will be weighted using parameters including number of votes, complexity, impact, reach, and strategy alignment—we’ll regularly update your submission to indicate where it falls. Your ideas make our platform awesome, so please keep ‘em coming; we're committed to partnering with you to hear what you'd like to see next! Check it out here! StandOutNew Feature: Intro Email In the past, when new StandOut users have been added to an organization’s user file, it’s been up to the organization to let them know that they can begin using StandOut and how to log-in.  We’ve automated this process so new users can now receive an email right from StandOut. This enhancement not only reduces the lift required of the client sponsor, but also creates a consistent methodology for onboarding new users.  StandOut Intro Email This feature will be available to all clients at the time of this release, with the addition of a “New User Intro Email” tile in the User Management section of Admin.  From there, you’ll be able to select when you’d like to begin delivering automated emails to new users, language preferences, and any custom messaging you’d like to include about why your organization is using StandOut. Once activated, all future users will receive this automated email within approximately 24 hours of being added to StandOut. Engagement PulseEnhancement: % Response Rate In an effort to make StandOut reporting feel as easy as possible, we’ve added the % Response Rate to Engagement Pulse reporting.  Previously leaders saw the Response Rate reported as a fraction (i.e., 9/9 Team Members Responded), and now the % is shown too.  Because really, who wants to do math?Â đŸ€“Â Engagement Pulse % Response Rate Engagement PulseNew: Engagement Pulse Results Video Team Leaders will notice a new video linked next to Overall Results on the Engagement Pulse page. This video walks leaders through how Engagement Pulse results are calculated and what they mean, providing helpful context as you consider your team results. Engagement Pulse Results Video 

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StandOut Near-Term Roadmap - September 2023

The items listed below are tentative and intended for directional planning purposes. The details and assigned releases of each item are subject to change at any time. Release dates may also change as needed.October 14, 2023Release 5.30 StandOut InsightsIn an effort to provide practitioners with better visibility into the meaning and implications of StandOut data, we're creating a new feature called StandOut Insights. This feature will provide you with the story behind your organization's data, surface trends, and share actionable coaching to help you drive employee engagement and StandOut adoption. Coaching.com PartnershipWe're partnering with Coaching.com to provide non-enterprise Assessment takers with the opportunity to better understand their Assessment Results by connecting them with 3rd-party StandOut Debrief Certified Coaches via the Coaching.com platform. As of the 10/14 release, free assessment takers will see a button to find a coach on the interface where they receive their assessment results Product Ideas in StandOut CommunityWe love hearing product ideas from StandOut users, so we're creating a space within the StandOut Community to facilitate meaningful conversations around future enhancements and use cases. Your ideas make our platform awesome, and we're committed to partnering with you to hear what you'd like to see next! Engagement Pulse Debrief TrackerWe're creating a new tool to help organizations better understand and track which leaders are taking action on their team's Engagement Pulse results, and how valuable completed debrief conversations were to all participants.  StandOut Introduction EmailNew StandOut users can now be warmly welcomed into the platform with an automated email. When configured on, this email will be sent to new users once they are added to your organization's User File. Admin users can configure this to meet their unique timelines.December 2, 2023Release 5.31 StandOut Knowledge BaseWe're making it easier than ever to find relevant content within StandOut by adding an embedded widget that will serve up curated Knowledge Base articles right in the platform - meeting you right where you are, with the answers you need! Notification SchedulerStandOut users will now have the ability to customize on which days and times they receive email notifications. We're so pleased to be able to deliver reminders and coaching tips to your inbox at a time that is best for you! StandOut Strengths Coaching CertificationThe newly revised StandOut¼ Strengths Coaching Certification, including a deeper dive into TMBC’s strengths coaching model, provides professional coaches with the knowledge, tools, and resources they need to coach individuals from a strengths-based perspective. This certification combines virtual classroom learning, 1:1 mentoring with a TMBC-certified coach, and peer-to-peer coaching to build a solid foundation for becoming a strengths-based coach. Conversations UX UpdatesThanks to user feedback shared in listening sessions, we're planning a few upgrades for the Conversations user experience, including adding clarity around when a Conversation should be marked as "complete" and allowing edits to be made during live Conversations.January 13, 2024Release 5.32 Conversations EnhancementsWe're excited to bring several enhancements to our Conversations feature, to facilitate even more connection within your organization. The "Our Check-In Partnership" and "Getting to Know You" Conversation Guides are being upgraded to Interactive Conversations, and a new Conversation Guide focusing on mentorship and growth will be available. Shareable Engagement Pulse ResultsAn enhancement is coming your way that will make it easier to share out Engagement Pulse results, helping leaders to give better visibility both to their teams and their leaders. Engagement Pulse Debrief CustomizationOrganizations will soon be able to add custom questions to the Engagement Pulse Debrief survey (introduced with Release 5.30), allowing you to collect data specific to your organization's unique needs. Engagement Pulse Reporting EnhancementsWe're working to make Engagement Pulse reporting even more accessible by creating the ability to export charts and heat maps so that you can easily share them out with others. Snapshot SharingSoon it will be easier than ever to share your unique strengths and tendencies with others; we're creating the ability to share a link directly to the Snapshot page to facilitate quick and easy strength communication.

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Release 5.29 (August 5, 2023)

Hello StandOut Community! StandOut 5.29 went live on August 5th, 2023, and with this release we’re pleased to introduce you to the new Strength Statement Builder, a Conversations enhancement especially for our Magnet healthcare clients, and more. So please take a moment to sit back and read on for the full scoop🍩.Curious to know what’s next in StandOut? Check out our Near-Term Roadmap 🚀 to see what’s planned!đŸ’ȘđŸŒ Other fun strengths news for you this cycle includes: It’s not too late!⌛ Please join our upcoming Building Connection through StandOut one-hour webinar, taking place on Wednesday, August 23 at 10 am – 11 am PST.  TMBC’s Vice President of Leader Development, Amy Powell, will discuss research on the importance of leader and peer relationships at work and share tools and strategies to help people build strong, meaningful connections. Register now to learn more. Speaking of connection, did you know that a weekly check-in with employees can transform employer-employee connection?Â đŸ’« Amy Leschke-Kahle, TMBC’s Vice President of Performance Acceleration, discusses the phenomena of loud quitting in this  RecruitingDaily Podcast. 🎧Release Date: August 5, 2023Please note that these release notes delineate the items launched on the date shown above. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Client Success Partner or customerservice@tmbc.com. Click on the links below to jump directly to a specific feature:NEW Strength Statement BuilderMagnet Healthcare Peer Connect EnhancementStandOut Platform Language Enhancement My SnapshotNew Feature: Strength Statement Builder Knowing and leveraging your strengths—those activities that you are good at and make you feel strong-- is foundational to StandOut. Yet for many of us, it’s not so easy to just rattle off the list of things we do that bring us joy. We’ve created the Strength Statement Builder to help users quickly identify and precisely describe the activities that they love doing. Because the sooner you know what your strengths are, the sooner you’ll be able to articulate them to colleagues and put them to work to find love in your job.Watch this short video and read on to learn more: The Statement Builder provides detailed, step-by-step guidance for crafting a statement that will speak to your inherent strengths. It will be located on the My Snapshot page, right above the Come to Me When section.Strength Statement Builder in My SnapshotIn the Strength Statement Builder section users will first see a box encouraging them to get specific about their strengths.  When they select “Let’s Go”, they’ll be asked “Do you want to walk through building a Strength Statement or write it yourself?”: I’ll Enter it Myself:Users who select this option are presented with an example Strength Statement and then prompted to select a verb and enter details clarifying the subject, audience/team, and objective of their strength. Walk Me Through It:Users who select this option will see a series of screens similar to the “I’ll Enter it Myself” option shown above and will also have options to select if the subject or topic matters, if it matters who the activity is for, and if it matters what the objective of the activity is. Their Strength Statement will be automatically adjusted based on the responses to these prompts, creating an even easier user experience.  Due to the complexity of certain language structures, the “Walk Me Through It” option is only available to users who have their platform language set to English.Strength Statement Builder While it’s critical to know and articulate your own strengths to find a path to love at work, it’s also important to recognize other people’s strengths so that you can help them shine. Users will be able to see what Strength Statements others have shared by searching for them in People Search and clicking on their Snapshot.You also may notice that Strength Statements share some similarities with Come to Me When Statements; both are places for users to share activities that they love doing. The difference is that Strength Statements are enduring—they should capture those strengths that you’ve always had, that follow you throughout life and across jobs. Come to Me When Statements tend to capture the here and now; they are reflective of the tasks and responsibilities that you enjoy in your current job. That’s why we’ve created the option to make Strength Statements public OR private, allowing users to document even those strengths they’d rather not share in their current job.  Strengths Statements are defaulted to ON and users will see an in-platform notification that this new feature is available. Like Come to Me When statements, Strength Statements will remain in the language you created in them in; no automatic translation will occur.So give it a try! Maybe you struggle to identify what your inherent strengths are, and the Strength Statement Builder will help you to identify those hidden loves. Or maybe you’re a strength superstar with a long list of strengths, and the Strength Statement Builder will help you to more precisely define and focus on those activities that are best for you.  Either way, the Strength Statement Builder has something for everyone who seeks a better understanding of their red threads.  ConversationsEnhancement: Magnet Healthcare Peer Connect Enhancement A common enhancement request that we’ve heard from our healthcare clients is to evolve StandOut to enable supporting their work towards Magnet compliance. Magnet Recognition is a major badge of honor, and to remain compliant, healthcare organizations are required to establish a formalized peer connection system for their nurses. We’re so pleased to introduce a solution with this release that can allow our clients to satisfy this need directly in StandOut and do it through a strengths-based lens. These users will now be able to launch, complete and track completion of their Magnet peer connect conversations using the same Conversations hub as Milestone Connect. As Magnet conversations are for peers, nurses can select any other StandOut user in their organization to connect with. Peer-to-Peer Connect Conversation This specific Interactive Conversation will be defaulted OFF for all clients, and our Client Success team will work with existing healthcare clients to determine plans for turning the feature on.Once launched, the Peer-to-Peer Connect Conversation will guide both participants through a simple, action-oriented conversation about the strengths and development opportunities of the Peer Requester. Once both parties have completed the reflection, they’ll advance to the conversation itself. They’ll be able to view both their responses and those of their colleague and will be provided with a conversation guide and space to record actions taken away from the conversation. After they’ve connected, both parties will be able to mark the Peer-to-Peer Connect Conversation as complete. StandOut practitioners will be able to track completion with a new “Peer-to-Peer Connect” filter in the Conversations Usage Report. It’s a simple process to facilitate a strengths-based conversation, all while helping organizations to remain Magnet compliant. StandOut PlatformEnhancement: Canadian French Language Users who have their preferred platform language set to Canadian French may notice some text changes in StandOut.  We’ve worked with localization experts to understand how these users would appreciate seeing things worded and have updated language throughout the platform accordingly. 🍁

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StandOut Near-Term Roadmap - August 2023

The items listed below are tentative and intended for directional planning purposes. The details and assigned releases of each item are subject to change at any time. Release dates may also change as needed.October 14, 2023Release 5.30 StandOut InsightsIn an effort to provide practitioners with better visibility into the meaning and implications of StandOut data, we're creating a new feature called StandOut Insights. This feature will provide you with the story behind your organization's data, surface trends, and share actionable coaching to help you drive employee engagement and StandOut adoption. Coaching.com PartnershipWe're partnering with Coaching.com to provide non-enterprise Assessment takers with the opportunity to better understand their Assessment Results by connecting them with 3rd-party StandOut Debrief Certified Coaches via the Coaching.com platform -- look for more to come soon! StandOut Knowledge BaseWe're making it easier than ever to find relevant content within StandOut by adding an embedded widget that will serve up curated Knowledge Base articles right in the platform - meeting you right where you are, with the answers you need. StandOut Introduction EmailStandOut users will be warmly welcomed into the platform with an automated email, which will be sent to new users when they are added to your organization's User File. Admin users can configure this to meet their unique timelines. Engagement Pulse Debrief TrackerWe're creating a new tool to help organizations better understand and track which leaders are taking action on their team's Engagement Pulse results. Product Ideas in CommunityWe love hearing product ideas from StandOut users, so we're creating a space within the StandOut Community to facilitate meaningful conversations around future enhancements and use cases. Your ideas make our platform awesome, and we're committed to partnering with you to hear what you'd like to see next! December 2, 2023Release 5.31 Notifications SchedulerStandOut users will now have the ability to customize which days and times they receive notifications. We're so pleased to be able to deliver reminders and coaching tips to your inbox at a time that is best for you! Conversations UX UpdatesThanks to your feedback in recent listening sessions, we're planning a few upgrades for the Conversations user experience, including adding clarity around when a Conversation should be marked as "complete", and allowing edits to be made during live Conversations.  StandOut Strengths Coaching CertificationThe newly revised StandOut¼ Strengths Coaching Certification, including a deeper dive into TMBC’s strengths coaching model, provides professional coaches with the knowledge, tools, and resources they need to coach individuals from a strengths-based perspective. This certification combines virtual classroom learning, 1:1 mentoring with a TMBC-certified coach, and peer-to-peer coaching to build a solid foundation for becoming a strengths-based coach.January 13, 2024Release 5.32 Engagement Pulse Window CustomizationYou'll soon be able to customize the length of time that Engagement Pulse surveys span, allowing more options to launch surveys that are beyond the current two-week standard. Shareable Engagement Pulse ResultsAn enhancement is coming your way that will make it easier to share out Engagement Pulse results, helping leaders to give better visibility to their teams and their leaders.

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The Year So Far

Hello, friends!Summer is just kicking off 🌞, but can you believe we’re already almost half-way through 2023? This weekend’s StandOut 5.28 release contains some behind-the-scenes updates and our new Building Connection through Standout position paper. This cycle, we’d like to take this time to reflect on some of the new features and updates we’ve brought to you so far in 2023. See below for a glimpse of what we’ve been up to this year, and as always please check out our Roadmap to see what’s in store for the next few releases.💌You’re invited!  Please join TMBC’s Vice President of Leader Development, Amy Powell, for a one-hour webinar: Building Connection through StandOut. The second in a series of topic-based discussions, the webinar will take place Wednesday, August 23 at 10 am – 11 am PST.We’ll discuss research by TMBC on the importance of leader and peer relationships at work, and share tools and strategies to help people build strong, meaningful connections. Register now to learn more.All registrants will receive a recording of the webinar and post-webinar tools to use with your teams.  đŸ’ȘđŸŒ Other fun strengths news for you this cycle includes:Workers are spending more time in meetings these days, whether it be in front of a camera or in the office. Amy Leschke-Kahle, TMBC’s Vice President of Performance Acceleration, shares how you can Avoid Meeting Overload and maximize your time ⌚. Check out the latest edition of the ADP Research Institute’s Today at Work to learn how to cultivate talent brand promoters within your organization 🎉. Being a great leader doesn’t have to be complicated or hardđŸ˜”; we’re sharing with you the Not-So-Secret Sauce To Leading In The New World Of Work. The Year So Far: What StandOut has Brought to You! We’ve been working hard to bring you many new features and enhancements this year, all with the goal of supporting engagement and connections across your teams. Please read on for a recap of some of the big changes brought to you by StandOut over the past six months. Helping You Build Connections at WorkđŸ’«Â Team Activities: In January we released multiple updates to our popular Team Activities feature, and we quickly followed up in February with the release of 4 NEW Team Activities. Many of you have been leveraging these already in meetings with teammates, colleagues, and other partners to build connections, all leading to engagement. Each of the new Team Activities allow facilitators to choose from prompts to facilitate discussions with participants that tie into the key themes of StandOut: values, strengths, recognition, and what’s to come. If you haven’t tried them yet, please do!  It’s a fast and fun way to engage differently with people--and anyone can participate! Check out the video below to learn more: Conversations: Many of our clients were searching for ways to help employees feel more connected to their leaders, their teammates, and their colleagues, so in May we released our new Conversations feature to serve as a connection hub for all members of your organization. This feature houses the new-and-improved Interactive Milestone Connect experience and several Conversation Guides to lead you through meaningful interactions at work. Giving You Better Visibility into How It’s Going🔍 Roll-up Reporting: Those of you who have people reporting to you who also have people reporting to them have been enjoying insight into those teams below you since the April release of Roll-up Reporting. Leaders of leaders are using this data to drive engagement within their teams and organizations and giving their next-level team members the attention they deserve. See how it works in the video below.  New Usage Reports: With the addition of our new Team Activities and Conversations features, we of course added reporting to help our StandOut practitioners understand how these features are being used across their organizations. Check out the new Team Activities Usage Report and Conversations Usage Report.New Usage Reports Other Reporting Enhancements: We’ve made many enhancements and tweaks throughout the year to increase transparency and give you visibility into the metrics you need in an easy-to-use format. Some recent Reporting Enhancements included improvements to the user experience when applying filters and the ability to easily view audience-level data within Check-In Adoption Reporting.  Making it Easier for You to Do Your Work and Shine🌟 StandOut Knowledge Base: The StandOut Knowledge Base moved into its new home 🏘 in February, and we’re so glad that many of you have stopped by!  If you haven’t visited yet, please come anytime to access Knowledge Base articles or contact StandOut support--we’re here to help you feel STRONG as a StandOut user! “Discover StandOut” SCORM eLearning Content: Sharing the “Discover StandOut” trainings is easier than ever now that it’s available in a handy SCORM Wrapping. Clients are loving the ability to plug this into their own LMS to track content creation for new hire orientation and new user onboarding.  Long Term Priorities enhancements: Organizations that use Long Term Priorities are enjoying several enhancements: the character limitation has been increased and they’ve been conveniently added to the Check-In History export, enabling Leaders to more easily access them.Exporting Long Term Priorities via Check-In History StandOut Team Member Certification: We’ve created a new, compact, and engaging StandOut Team Member Certification program that makes it even easier for facilitators to become certified in StandOut’s core strengths concepts. Milestone Connect notifications: As a fast follow to our big December release of the NEW Digitized Milestone Connect, we created additional platform notifications to keep the process flowing for both Team Members and Team Leaders so that you can be sure to have these meaningful discussions. Engagement Pulse Custom Guidance Links: We’ve provided the option for StandOut administrators who add additional questions to the Engagement Pulse to leverage custom guidance links to extra guidance created by their organization on how to interpret and act on survey results.  🗹 Let us know!  Which of the new features and enhancements above have been most valuable to you and/or your organization? 😍 

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StandOut Near-Term Roadmap - June 2023

The items listed below are tentative and intended for directional planning purposes. The details and assigned releases of each item are subject to change at any time. Release dates may also change as needed.August 5, 2023Release 5.29 Strength Statement BuilderStrengths are the foundation of StandOut, and we're creating a tool to help users quickly identify existing strengths so they can begin leveraging them to find love in their work. Conversations Magnet Peer Review Enhancement for Healthcare clientsWe're building a solution for our Healthcare clients that will enable them to satisfy Magnet requirements right in StandOut, eliminating the need to leverage multiple systems. StandOut Platform French-Canadian Localization AuditAs we continue to expand StandOut globally, we're always working to ensure that our users around the world have the best experience possible. Users who have selected French (Canada) as their StandOut language will notice some updates this release following a full platform localization audit that we're conducting. Building Connection through StandOut - WebinarOur Leader Development team will be back with another webinar focused on Connection. We'll discuss research by TMBC on the importance of leader and peer relationships at work, and share tools and strategies to help people build strong, meaningful connections. Please plan to join us on August 23rd from 10 am - 11 am PST.  Register here!October 14, 2023 (new date)Release 5.30 StandOut InsightsIn an effort to provide practitioners with better visibility into the meaning and implications of StandOut data, we're creating a new feature called StandOut Insights. This feature will provide you with the story behind your organization's data, surface trends, and share actionable coaching to help you drive employee engagement and StandOut adoption. StandOut Introduction EmailNew StandOut users will be warmly welcomed into the platform with a new automated email, which will be sent to new users when they are added to your organization's User File. Admin users can configure this to meet their unique timelines.  Engagement Pulse Debrief TrackerWe're creating a new tool to help organizations better understand and track which leaders are taking action on their team's Engagement Pulse results. StandOut Strengths Coaching CertificationThe newly revised StandOut¼ Strengths Coaching Certification, including a deeper dive into TMBC’s strengths coaching model, provides professional coaches with the knowledge, tools, and resources they need to coach individuals from a strengths-based perspective. This certification combines virtual classroom learning, 1:1 mentoring with a TMBC-certified coach, and peer-to-peer coaching to build a solid foundation for becoming a strengths-based coach.December 2, 2023Release 5.31 Notifications ScheduleStandOut users will now have the ability to customize on which days and times they receive email notifications. We're so pleased to be able to deliver reminders and coaching tips to your inbox at a time that is best for you!

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Release 5.27 (May 13, 2023)

Happy Release Day, StandOut friends!StandOut 5.27 is live as of Saturday, May 13, 2023, and with this release comes a brand-new area of StandOut called Conversations 💬.  Please read on to learn more about this new feature, as well as several other enhancements coming your way. If you’re curious to know what’s coming next in StandOut, please also check out the Near-Term Roadmap 🚀. đŸ’ȘđŸŒ Other fun strengths news for you this cycle includes:Amy Leschke-Kahle, TMBC’s Vice President of Performance Acceleration, shares the importance of reframing how we talk about work, because words and phrases matter. It’s time to stop the spiral of elementary schoolÂ đŸ« practices in the workplace and "grownupify" work😎. These glimmers are giving us red thread vibes! 💗 Are awards important?🏆 Here's why you should consider them when purchasing tech. Registration is now OPEN for the next Today at Work event, hosted by Marcus Buckingham, ADP Head of People + Performance Research, and Nela Richardson, ADP Research Institute Chief Economist. Sign up today! 🎉 https://registration.socio.events/e/talentbrandpromoters Release Date: May 13, 2023Please note that these release notes delineate the items launched on the date shown above. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Client Success Partner or customerservice@tmbc.com. Click on the links below to jump directly to a specific feature:NEW Conversations featureShortcut for updating your Profile PictureVisual enhancements to Assessment Report pageCome To Me When - Updated guidanceAccessibility: Branding color update (for default settings)StandOut Team Member 90-Minute Certification ConversationsNew Feature: Building connections at work Organizations understand the importance of employee connection now more than ever.  We’ve heard from many clients who are looking to help employees feel more connected to their leaders, their teammates, and their colleagues, which in turn helps them feel more connected and engaged in their work.  Great conversations are the foundation of connection, and we’re thrilled to introduce you to a brand-new area of StandOut, which we’ve designed to be a connection hub for all members of your organization.  We’re calling it Conversations, and it will facilitate discussions within and across teams using a strengths-based lens.Watch this short video and read on to learn more: The Conversations homepage features four sections: Interactive Conversations, Conversation Guides, In-Progress Conversations, and Conversations History.  1. Interactive Conversations: Users are guided through an in-platform experience to record and share answers to key questions. The first Interactive Conversation is Milestone Connect, which prompts Team Members and Team Leaders to discuss recent wins, challenges, and the future. Milestone Connect builds upon the weekly Check-In, but with a longer focus and deeper dive, allowing Team Members to be seen in a more meaningful way.Those who have used Milestone Connect in the past will notice that it’s moving from the My Check-In page to Conversations Home with this release. Anyone who prefers the PDF Milestone Connect experience will still be able to access it via the Resource Hub. Interactive Conversations 2. Conversation Guides:  Users will be able to download new interactive PDF guides to assist them in having meaningful conversations. Conversation Guides may be used offline, and some even have links that will take users to other relevant sections of StandOut.  This section will grow over time, and with this release we’ll have Conversation Guides available covering three topics:Our Check-In Partnership: Facilitates a conversation between a Team Member and Team Leader to examine what’s working well and what they may want to adjust in their weekly Check-Ins. Understanding Our StandOut Roles: Guides a discussion through which users can dive deeper in their StandOut Roles and identify how Roles show up in their work.  Connecting with Colleagues: Provides conversation starters to get to know someone in a new way focusing on strengths and StandOut Roles.Conversation Guides 3. In-Progress Conversations: This section shows all Interactive Conversations currently in-progress, which are also visible on the My Check-In page.  If you’d like to close a Conversation before it’s completed, click on the drop down and select “Archive”. This will move the Conversation to the Conversations History section, where it will no longer be editable.  The other person involved in the Conversation will receive a notification of this change. In-Progress Conversations4. Conversations History: All inactive (completed, archived, etc.) Conversations will be shown. Users will be able to view the detail page of the Conversation and download a PDF. Visibility is consistent with Milestone Connect in that Team Members will be able to view content they’ve entered but not content entered by their leader, while Team Leaders will have visibility into all content submitted.Conversations HistoryConversations will be defaulted to “On” for all clients who use Check-Ins. It can be easily found on the Top Navigation panel of your StandOut homepage. Users will see an “About” modal the first time they land on the page, containing details to introduce the feature. If you’d like to turn Conversations off, or turn off just the Interactive Milestone Connect section, please connect with your Client Success Partner. A new Conversations Usage Report will be available with this release, providing practitioners with the ability to quickly track who has and hasn’t completed Conversations, while keeping all other content entered confidential to the related participants.Conversations Usage ReportWith the creation of the Conversations homepage as a centralized location for all In-Progress and Completed Conversations, we’re adjusting some of the notifications previously used within Milestone Connect. The email notification that users previously received once they completed their portion of the Milestone Connect Conversation, providing a link to the detail page, is being removed. Users will now be able to easily access their Milestone Connect details within the Conversations homepage. Additionally, when users click on an Archived notification in the platform they will now be conveniently routed right to the Conversations homepage. StandOut ProfileEnhancement: Profile picture shortcut Looking to update your StandOut Profile Picture?  It’s easier than ever with the addition of a camera icon right on the StandOut home screen, providing another way to make this change. Profile pictures can still be updated from the My Snapshot page too, and clicking on your picture (not the camera icon) will still take you right to My Snapshot—no changes there.Camera icon added for Profile Picture changes StandOut AssessmentEnhancement: My Standout Report We’re making a few visual enhancements to the My StandOut Report area of the desktop platform.  You’ll still have access to all the same insightful information, just with a new look and feel: the purple banner across the top has been replaced with a new starry background, and the “My Pins”, “Download Report”, and “About My StandOut Report” links have been adjusted to be directly below the heading.  SnapshotEnhancement: Come To Me When Statement guidance Existing guidance for the Come To Me When Statement area of the platform is being updated to help differentiate this feature from the upcoming Strengths Statement Builder.Previous description: Offer your strengths to the team by describing activities that invigorate you at work. New description: Which skills and talents would you like to offer up to your colleagues? Let everyone know!Accessibility updateEnhancement: Default branding color We’re updating our default branding color to add more contrast for accessibility purposes. Clients who do not use custom branding may notice this change to a slightly deeper shade of blue, shown below. StandOut branding color update Leader DevelopmentNew Feature: StandOut Team Member Certification  We have a new certification program that will train facilitators to deliver a 90-minute (in-person or virtual) version of StandOut Team Member: a compact and engaging introduction to StandOut’s core strengths concepts. This certification is conducted virtually, in four 2-hour sessions, and is available to any TMBC clients or independent practitioners who have completed the StandOut Debrief Certification as a prerequisite.

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StandOut Near-Term Roadmap - May 2023

The items listed below are tentative and intended for directional planning purposes. The details and assigned releases of each item are subject to change at any time. Release dates may also change as needed.June 24, 2023Release 5.28 StandOut Platform French-Canadian Localization AuditAs we continue to expand StandOut globally, we're always working to ensure that our users around the world have the best experience possible. Users who have selected French (Canada) as their StandOut language will notice some updates this release following a full platform localization audit that we're conducting.August 5, 2023Release 5.29 Strength Statement BuilderStrengths are the foundation of StandOut, and we're creating a tool to help users quickly identify existing strengths so they can begin leveraging them to find love in their work. Building Connection through StandOut - WebinarOur Leader Development team will be back on August 23rd with another webinar focused on Connection. Please plan to join us! Details will be shared closer to the date. Conversations Magnet Peer Review EnhancementWe're building a solution for our Healthcare clients that will enable them to satisfy Magnet requirements right in StandOut, eliminating the need to leverage multiple systems.September 16, 2023Release 5.30 StandOut InsightsIn an effort to provide practitioners with better visibility into the meaning and implications of StandOut data, we're creating a new feature called StandOut Insights. This feature will provide you with the story behind your organization's data, surface trends, and share actionable coaching to help you drive employee engagement and StandOut adoption. StandOut Welcome EmailNew StandOut users will be warmly welcomed into the platform with a new automated Welcome Email, sent to them when they are added to your User File. StandOut Strengths Coaching CertificationThe newly revised StandOut¼ Strengths Coaching Certification, including a deeper dive into TMBC’s strengths coaching model, provides professional coaches with the knowledge, tools, and resources they need to coach individuals from a strengths-based perspective. This certification combines virtual classroom learning, 1:1 mentoring with a TMBC-certified coach, and peer-to-peer coaching to build a solid foundation for becoming a strengths-based coach.

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Release 5.26 (April 1, 2023)

Hello, StandOut Community!It may be April 1st, but rest assured that this is NOT an April Fool’s joke; we truly are releasing some major enhancements today with StandOut 5.26đŸ’„! The much-anticipated Roll-Up Reporting has arrived, giving leaders visibility into key StandOut metrics for teams one level below theirs.  We’re also pleased to share an enhancement to our Discover StandOut series; please read on to learn more about both of these exciting changes. đŸ’ȘđŸŒ Other fun strengths news for you this cycle includes:Thinking of getting a new job? TMBC’s Vice President of Performance Acceleration, Amy Leschke-Kahle, shares factors to consider before you make the jump🏃. Thank you to everyone who participated in the encore presentation of the Combating Burnout and Building Workplace Resilience webinar đŸ’», hosted by TMBC’s Vice President of Leader Develpment, Amy Powell.  If you missed this session or want to listen again, the recording is available here until Friday, April 28th.  Employee churn 🎡 remains high; check out these strategies for retaining talent. Did you know that you can reduce burnout ♹ by helping your employees flourishÂ đŸ’«? Release Date: April 1, 2023Please note that these release notes delineate the items launched on the date shown above. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Client Success Partner or customerservice@tmbc.com. Click on the links below to jump directly to a specific feature:NEW Roll-Up ReportingNEW SCORM Wrapping for Educational Content Team Leader DashboardEnhancement: Roll-Up Reporting If you have people reporting to you who also have people reporting to them, chances are you’d like some visibility into StandOut metrics for those teams one level below yours. Leaders have been requesting insight into key StandOut metrics for the teams below them, and we’re thrilled to deliver on this ask with new Roll-Up Reporting capabilities! Click below to watch the short video below and read on to learn more. Roll-Up Reporting empowers leaders of leaders with the data they need to drive engagement within their teams and organizations.  In the past, some leaders were calculating these metrics by manually manipulating several StandOut reports. With this release, leaders will have the data they need right at their fingertips in the Team Leader Dashboard, where they’ll have the option to view data for static teams one level below them. In platform, we’re calling this My Team(s) +1. With this feature turned on, a Roll-Up Reporting toggle will be visible on the Team Leader Dashboard, which can be used to modify the level of reporting shown.  Please note that Roll-Up Reporting is only for static teams. Leaders of dynamic teams won’t have the ability to toggle it on. There’s also a “Learn More” modal that can be clicked for guidance to help users understand this new feature. Roll-Up Reporting toggle and “Learn More” modalRoll-Up Up Reporting will be defaulted to ON for all clients who have static teams and are currently using the Team Leader Dashboard. It will reflect historical data collected for their team and teams one level below (My Team(s) +1). While leaders of leaders will be the only users to actively use this new feature, we hope ALL users will reap the rewards as next-level leaders are better equipped to provide team members with the support and attention they deserve. Leader DevelopmentEnhancement: “Discover StandOut” SCORM eLearning Content The traditional “Discover StandOut” content that currently resides in the Resource Hub is now available in a SCORM wrapping for free for all StandOut technology clients.  This is a techy way of saying that this content has been converted to a format that can communicate with Learning Management Systems (LMS). Organizations will now be able to easily plug this into their own LMS and track content completion.  Use cases will vary by client, however this could be a particularly helpful solution for incorporating StandOut into new hire orientation materials. 🍎📏  

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Release 5.25 (February 18, 2023)

Hello friends!  StandOut 5.25 went live on Saturday, February 18th, 2023. We’re so excited to share details of the enhancements within this release (more Team Activities, anyone?), but first we have a few fun announcements to share!💬Our brand-new StandOut Community is up and running, giving users like YOU a space to connect, learn more, and participate in future events. Take a moment to read a welcome message, browse knowledge base resources, upcoming events, and ask questions. 💌 Back by popular demand, we are pleased to provide a LIVE encore presentation of Combating Burnout and Building Workplace Resilience. This one-hour webinar was first presented in October 2022, and if you missed it, or want to share the experience with others, another opportunity is coming up on Wednesday, March 22nd at 10:00 a.m. PST, 1:00 p.m. EST. Register here to attend or receive a recording. See you there! đŸ’ȘđŸŒ Other fun strengths news for you this cycle includes:The inaugural Today at Work report is LIVE! Learn the truth about pay, what we know about how people feel about their pay, and what kinds of behaviors these feelings relate to - plus, register for Marcus & Nela's upcoming webinar where they discuss the findings from this report! The ADP Research Institute has published findings from the 2022 Global Workplace Study. Key insights include the importance of being part of a team and having flexibility in where you work:  Are you a self-proclaimed data nerdđŸ€“? Do you use data to make business decisions? Or are you just curious to know more? Our founder, Marcus Buckingham, has a new series on data fluency just for you!Release Date: February 18, 2023 Please note that these release notes delineate the items launched on the date shown above. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Client Success Partner or customerservice@tmbc.com. Click on the links below to jump directly to a specific feature:Team Activities: 4 NEW ActivitiesStandOut Knowledge Base has a new home!Localization updates for date/time formatsEngagement Pulse: Increased character count for "Custom Guidance" Team Activities Enhancement: 4 NEW Activities You’re more likely to be engaged in your work when you feel close to your coworkers; however, building these relationships within and across teams can be hard to do. StandOut is here to help you connect with your team in even more fun and fresh ways with the addition of four new Team Activities:Exploring What Matters Playing to Our Strengths Celebrating Our Team Looking Toward the FutureAs with "Getting to Know You" (released last year), each new activity allows facilitators to quickly choose from five initial prompts, with the ability to “Load More Questions” to choose from the full list of 30. You’ll notice that these activities tie into some of our key themes in StandOut: values, strengths, recognition, and what’s to come. The new Team Activities will be defaulted to “On”, unless you’ve previously elected to turn the Team Activities feature off. Check out the short video below to learn more and see highlights of a few enhancements that were released in January, or check out the knowledge base article here.🔉 Additionally, we want these Team Activities to be an interactive, yet peaceful way to get to know your colleagues, and we appreciate the feedback that the sounds were a bit too loud. So, we’ve done work to reduce the sound volume as participants enter the lobby and reveal their answers. Hopefully this small improvement will bring some zen to your team building moments. StandOut ‘Help’ Enhancement: Knowledge Base has a new home!  The Knowledge Base has a new home! We’re updating the StandOut “Help” link to route users to the new Knowledge Base location in the StandOut Community, which is also right here where our Release Blog resides. Once there, you’ll be able to access Knowledge Base articles and contact StandOut support, making the StandOut Community space a centralized location for all support resources.Navigating to the new & improved StandOut Knowledge Base StandOut PlatformEnhancement: Localization updates for date/time format As we continue to expand StandOut globally, we’re always working to ensure that our users around the world have the best experience possible. With this release, users who have non-English languages set as their preferred platform language may notice enhancements to the date and time format they’re seeing.  We’ve conducted localization reviews to ensure that dates and times shown in emails, notifications, and throughout the platform are locally correct based on a user’s set platform language. Engagement PulseEnhancement: Custom guidance links StandOut Administrators who link to custom guidance for added Engagement Pulse questions will no longer need to worry about shortening their link URL: the character limit has increased from 250 to 500 characters. Note: Please connect with your Client Success Partner if you wish to add custom guidance.

Related products:Engagement PulseLeader DevelopmentTeam ActivitiesTranslationsUser Experience / Navigation
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Release 5.24 (January 7, 2023)

Happy New Year, StandOut community! Wishing you a STRENGTHS-filled 2023 where you can keep bringing your unique best to all that you do! 💙Here at TMBC, we’re kicking off the new year by releasing several enhancements and a brand-new report. StandOut 5.24 went live on Saturday, January 7, 2023; please read on to learn more about all that this latest release brings! đŸ’ȘđŸŒ Other fun strengths news for you this cycle includes:2022 was a big year for StandOut, and we’re the proud recipient of 25 new awards! See the prestigious hardware 🏆 adorning our mantel here. Check out this one minute video to learn about empowering teams in a hybrid world đŸ’». We've all heard about the quiet quitting trend🔇, but have you heard of quick quitting? Learn what it is and how you can avoid it in this Link.Release Date: January 7, 2023Please note that these release notes delineate the items launched on the date shown above. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Client Success Partner or customerservice@tmbc.com. Click on the links below to jump directly to a specific feature:Team Activities EnhancementsNEW Team Activities Usage ReportReporting EnhancementsCheck-Ins > Long Term Priorities EnhancementsMilestone Connect > Additional NotificationsEngagement Pulse > Custom Guidance Link Team Activities Enhancement: Multiple updates We are so glad that StandOut users are enjoying Team Activities and we’re committed to making this feature even better based on the feedback you’ve shared.  Five small changes are being included in this release, with some larger additions coming soon. Here’s what’s in the January release:An “About” video will appear to facilitators the first time they land on the Team Activities homepage, explaining the value and purpose of Team Activities. Both facilitators and participants will now see a carousel providing step-by-step guidance on how to either lead or participate in a Team Activity, right on their lobby page. A “Load More Questions” button will allow facilitators to choose from additional questions before starting an activity. Facilitators will now have an option to add time during an activity, with the addition of a new “+1 Minute” button that they may press up to 5 times. Upon activity completion, users will be taken back to the lobby page and see a “Thank You” modal with space to provide feedback, streamlining the overall experience for participants and facilitators.Step-by-step guidance, and “Load More Questions” optionReportingNew Feature: NEW Team Activities Usage Report A new report has been created to give StandOut administrators visibility into how Team Activities are being used across their organization. This will help them to have informed conversations on how and where to better leverage this feature to encourage communication and cohesion across teams.All users with access to Team Activities, Reporting and Usage Reports will automatically see this new report listed. Data included in the export is:Activity ID Facilitator ID and full name Date/time activity was launched and completed Number of participantsTeam Activities - Usage ReportReportingEnhancement: Two updates Some enhancements have been made to the Reporting section of StandOut:All Reports: As reporting filters are applied, subsequent filters will now update to only show values that will return user or team data. Unavailable values will be grayed out. Check-In Adoption Reporting: Users will now have the ability to easily select and view data for specific audiences without having to apply multiple filters. Check-InsEnhancement: Long Term Priorities updates Organizations that have Long Term Priorities turned on will see a couple of enhancements with this release:The character limit has been increased from 2000 to 5000 characters. “Long Tern Priorities” has been added to the Check-In History export, enabling Leaders to easily access them for talent reviews and conversations with Team Members. Exporting Long Term Priorities via Check-In History Milestone ConnectEnhancement: Additional notifications Two Milestone Connect notifications have been added to improve visibility into the Milestone Connect process:When either the Team Member or Team Leader has completed the Milestone Connect reflection, the person who has not completed their portion will receive an in-platform notification indicating that their conversation partner has completed their portion. When both the Team Member and Team Leader have completed the Milestone Connect reflection, they will both receive an in-platform notification and an email indicating that they are ready to have their Milestone Connect conversation. Engagement PulseEnhancement: Custom guidance link option StandOut administrators who add additional questions to the Engagement Pulse will now have the ability to add a hyperlink to extra guidance created by their organization on how to interpret and act on survey results. If added, the links will be displayed for the Team Leader in both the Engagement Pulse Results page and the Engagement Pulse Detailed Report. Note: Please connect with your Client Success Partner if you wish to add custom guidance. 

Related products:Check-InsEngagement PulseReportingTeam ActivitiesMilestone ConnectDashboard - Team Leader
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Release 5.23 (December 3, 2022)

Hello, and welcome to our final product release of the year. 😍 StandOut 5.23 went live on Saturday, December 3, 2022, and it brings two big updates that we hope you’ll love: In July, we released a new look and feel for our Reporting space. Following that, several of you participated in user interviews and shared lots of thoughtful ideas. We’ve addressed many of those with this December release! Thank you again, and look for even more Reporting updates in January. We also released a new & improved digital version of Milestone Connect this cycle, which we’re super jazzed about. We’ve heard from many of you that you’d like to be able to complete and track these conversations in StandOut, and now you’ll have that option! Grab a holiday-themed hot chocolate and scroll down for more details... đŸ’ȘđŸŒ Other fun strengths news for you this cycle includes:TMBC's VP of Performance Acceleration, Amy Leschke-Kahle, talks about the risk of over-precision in measuring knowledge-based performance and how working from home has potentially benefited employee engagement in this HR Data Labs podcast. In the midst of this busy holiday season, here's some encouragement from Marcus Buckingham (TMBC namesake and the Head of Research, People + Performance at the ADP Research Institute) to remember the purpose of holiday rituals.Release Date: December 3, 2022Please note that these release notes delineate the items launched on the date shown above. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Client Success Partner or customerservice@tmbc.com. Click on the links below to jump directly to a specific feature:Introducing the new and improved, digitized Milestone Connect!Reporting Updates: NEW “Incomplete Performance Pulses” Usage ReportAttention Gap Reporting Update - More guidanceAll Reports Update - Audience viewer bannerAll Reports Update - Easier date selectionEngagement Reporting Update - Updated Global Engagement benchmarksEngagement Reporting Update - Team leader infoEngagement Reporting Update - Custom questions visibilityEngagement Reporting Update - Inactive team leader metadata visibilityUsage Reports - Last updated date/time stampTeam Leader Dashboard - Tool tip added to define Static and Dynamic team terminology Milestone ConnectEnhancement: NEW Digitized version available in StandOut We are pleased to share that Milestone Connect will now be available to complete in a new, digitized format, which will now be fully integrated into the StandOut platform! Building on the connection established by weekly Check-Ins, a Milestone Connect enables a team leader and team member to have a deeper dive strengths-based conversation about the team member's work. It provides an opportunity to reflect on key strengths, wins, and challenges over a longer time period, to develop an even more effective partnership and guide future work. Click the video here to learn more and see both the team leader and team member experience using this new feature.All users who have the Check-In feature enabled can utilize Milestone Connect; please connect with your CS or DC partner to turn it on for your organization.   ReportingNew Feature: NEW “Incomplete Performance Pulses” Usage Report A new Incomplete Performance Pulse Usage Report has been created to identify individuals who have not had a Performance Pulse submitted by their leader within a selected date range.  ReportingEnhancement: Executive Dashboard > Attention Gap updates  Several changes were made to provide context and clarity around data that’s reflected within the Attention Gap card. Both the “Range of Likely Values” tool tip and “Learn More” modal have been updated to further clarify threshold criteria and data included.  ReportingEnhancement: Audience viewer banner For users who are viewing Audience level reporting in any of our reporting areas, we’ve created a banner to make it clear that they may be viewing a restricted data set based on permissions set by their system administrators. ReportingEnhancement: Date Selection Update  Until now, when modifying selected reporting dates, users had to reselect both the start and end date. Thanks to client feedback on this feature, we’ve updated our date pickers to enable users to select and modify reporting start and end dates independently of each other. ReportingEnhancement: Updated Global Engagement benchmarks  Country & Industry benchmark data in Engagement Pulse Reporting has been updated with 2022 ADP Research Institute findings. ReportingEnhancement: Engagement Reporting Update - Team Leader info We’re adding details about the team leader to the results modal header within Engagement Reporting. Previously, this header only showed the team name. With this release, it now also shows the team leader’s name and avatar, top 2 StandOut Roles, Engagement Pulse launch & close dates, and a count of team members invited and that responded to the Engagement Pulse. ReportingEnhancement: Engagement Pulse custom questions visibility  Any custom questions that have been added to an Engagement Pulse and their corresponding results will now be visible in the detailed report for team leaders to reference. ReportingEnhancement: Inactive Team Leader metadata now included in Engagement Pulse results  To allow users to filter historical Engagement Pulse reporting that includes team leaders who have become inactive, we’ve added in their last know metadata values.  This metadata will now be included in exports from the Engagement Pulse and Usage Reports pages in Reporting. ReportingEnhancement: Usage Reports last updated stamp To align with our other reporting pages, we’ve added a ‘Data Calculated on’ label below all individual Usage Reports, reflecting date, time and time zone.ReportingEnhancement: New tool tip added in the Team Leader Dashboard To provide users with clarity on terminology, a tool tip has been added to the Team Filter dropdown in the Team Leader Dashboard, providing definitions for Static Teams and Dynamic Teams.  

Related products:ReportingMilestone Connect