Share your mood in a Check-in

Checking in on how your team is feeling with emojis and red / yellow / green

It might seem a bit unusual to share how you’re feeling at work, but the benefits of checking in with your team on a personal level are undeniable:

  • 82% of employees believe it’s important for their organization to see them as a person, not just an employee. (Source: Gartner)
  • Emotional intelligence accounts for almost 90% of the performance gap between high-achieving leaders and peers with similar skills. (Source: Harvard Business Review)
  • 90% of US workers believe empathetic leadership leads to higher job satisfaction. (Source: EY Parthenon)
  • Employees with a high-EQ manager are 400% less likely to leave their organization. (Source: InitiativeOne)
  • 89% of employees believe that psychological safety, the ability to show emotion without the fear of negative consequences, is essential in the workplace. (Source: McKinsey)

Here's how you can use mood check-ins to boost your team's emotional intelligence and help everyone perform at their best.

Using mood check-ins in Range

Check-ins in Range are designed to help teammates share not just what they're working on but also how they're doing. At the beginning of every Check-in, Range prompts you to share how you're feeling using a color, emoji, and (optional) description.

Mood colors

Use a red / yellow / green check-in to let your team know how you're showing up for the day or heading into a meeting.

🔴 "Red” means you might be feeling distressed or distracted, struggling to focus, or generally anxious, unsettled, or unwell.

🟢 “Green” means you’re feeling good. You might be focused, excited, or relaxed. Most of all, you’re ready for the day, discussion, or meeting ahead of you.

🟡 “Yellow” means you’re somewhere in between. You might be feeling uncertain or pensive, not altogether certain how you expect your day to go.

Mood Check-In in Range

Mood emojis

After choosing a color to represent your mood, you can add an emoji to your Check-in for additional context.

We’ve categorized a handful of go-to emojis for your convenience, but you can select your choice of 1800+ emojis under any color. So, while you might be nursing a recent injury 🤕, you can still check-in as “green,” letting your team know you’re ready to seize each and every opportunity ahead of you today.

Mood context

Lastly, you can use Range's mood description field to give more insight into how you're doing. For example, you could write: "I'm recovering from an injury, so I might be a little low-energy today."

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This will empower your team with the context they need to collaborate with you effectively throughout the day.

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