Has anyone used the rypple tool?
Was reading about it in The Economist and it sounded interesting
Intriguing, but....empty calories?
Freddy - I looked at the rypple site (thanks for sharing). My first reaction was "Cool - I could use this." But then as I thought about it more, it seemed, I don't know, kind of artificial.
I've always struggled with getting enough feedback from colleagues, subordinates, clients and managers. And I've tried approaches similar to rypple, with little success (for example, using tools like SurveyMonkey.
The takeaway is that there's no easy way, no shortcut to getting good honest feedback: I have to work on the RELATIONSHIP and be patient - and then the feedback will come - directly, face-to-face, voice-to-voice.
So my bottom line about these tools is that they're not going to provide you with great insights or thoughtful feedback that you wouldn't get through more direct means. Yes, they'll give you some superficial stuff - but that's just empty calories and not feedback that's, as the saying goes, "the breakfast of champions."
So my learning is to focus on the relationships with the people who's feedback I ultimately want - and it will come as an outcome of those relationships.
Thanks for the insightful cooments. I tend to agree sometimes you just have to put the work in
It has been a couple of years since the original post. Has anyone tried this tool? It appears to be heavily influenced by the trinity, at least in name.
We are entertaining putting it in place. If so, I will post back results.
I agree that the MT Trinity approach is preferred but I think this tool can compliment it not replace it.