Tools

Personal and organizational growth and learning follow the same principles and dynamics. 

This allows us to use tools from all areas and apply them to individual or organizational problem solving processes. 

Instructions and samples for the HappinessGroup tools for problem solving are currently in development and will be published, soon. 

Problem Definition Canvas

Informed Decision-Making Canvas

Commercial Products

www.strategyzer.com

Value Proposition Canvas

Business Model Canvas

Personal Business Model Canvas

The first step in understanding a problem is to collect data, to find out more about the intensity of a problem. In other words, to find out, how often a problem occurs.

You will be amazed at the number of perception problems that occur during a normal work day.

We have developed and collected some helpful tools for you, to understand your problems and team dynamics better.

Feel free to download and modify them. We also inluded References to commercial online tools, which are however usually free for teams up to about 10-15 people.

Morale tracker tool

This morale tracker is a highly customizable excel sheet, for individual and team morale tracking. Since most moral tracker only allow you to enter your mood one a day or week, our tracker provides three data antry points per day. Sometimes it it helpful to get more detailed information about mood swings during the day, to identify high stressors. It also features are risk mangement board, since all problems are also potential risks for even bigger problems.

Conflict tracker tool

Our conflict tracking tool provides an easy approach to measuring organizational culture by counting conflicts that happen during a day.

Some companies use JIRA to track tensions and conflicts. This works of course as well. 

Commercial Products

www.company-mood.com

Simple Counter

When judging the severity of a problem, it sometimes helps to simply count how often a phenomenon occurs.

Simple Counter is an open-source tally counter for Android. It makes counting easier. You can have multiple counters with their own names and values. Values can be changed using volume buttons.

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Several aspects of happiness, personal growth and personality are interrelated. Science has developed a multitude of different assessment instruments for various aspects. Try out the different instruments and learn more about what, how, and why your are the way you are. 

Check out our free “Happiness Scale” to find out how happy you are.

The Happiness Scale (HPSS)

The most important issue in projects is transparency. If you are an organization, your way to go is probably with a professional software suite like Confluence and Jira from Atlassian.

However, if you don’t want to spend the bucks, we have collected the hottest free collaboration tools.

Trello

Trello is a free project management tool that offers a simple and intuitive interface. It uses a model known as Kanban, made famous by Toyota in the ’80s. Projects are represented and organized using what the company refers to as boards or cards that contain task/ to-do lists that users share in real-time. Cards can represent an ongoing technical issue, project specs, people architecture or anything else you can think of. Organize them any way you like and keep track of progress using its progress meter.

Podio

Podio is an enterprise social network that aims to add the functionality of a project management system. Each user has his own profile, which is associated with other people such as a manager, direct reports, project manager and lead developer. A chat app, internal email, contacts, calendar and tasks are also included.

dapulse

Dapulse is a webservice offering you the basic project management information you need. 

Who is doing what until when.

GanttProject

If project management is your thing, GanttProject might be for you. This free open source project management and scheduling app was first created in 2003 and has gone through many release cycles. It allows users to create and organize tasks and milestones. It can also create Gantt and PERT charts as well as reports in HTML or PDF formats.

On the downside, it doesn’t offer any of the social features that others on the list do. But if your business doesn’t need those features, this free app may be appealing.

Kanboard

If you want to see who is doing what, you should try out Kanboard