Anonymity of individual scores is crucial to the design of Friday. We want you to feel safe to answer honestly – without the worry that your feelings can be identified in the data.
Happiness is a game changer when teams get to talk openly about their experience at work. By answering honestly, you can help uncover your strengths as a team and organization – and where it could be helpful to take action to improve happiness.
So you can feel safe to answer honestly, there are a few ways we protect your responses:
Only your free-text responses (to questions such as "Would you like to celebrate a success?") will be attributed to you, so everyone in your team/organization can see the response and who made it.
It’s not compulsory to enter anything in the free-text boxes when you are responding each week, but users have told us that they sometimes want to describe their happiness score in more detail.
When we put our name to celebrations, thank yous and frustrations, we are much more likely to express them with care and compassion, and this helps keep team conversations positive and constructive.
As a user of Friday you will be able to see: - Your individual results, including scores and free text responses. - The average results for your team/s, so long as three or more people have responded. - The average results for the organization, so long as three or more people have responded. - Free text responses from your colleagues.
This means that everyone sees vertically up, but not horizontally across, the organization.
Only you can see your own scores. Colleagues in the same team/s as you will be able to see the same team results as you. Colleagues in other teams will be able to see their own team/s results, but not the results of your team/s.
A small number of people in your organization will also have additional access (learn more about user types in Friday here). This allows them to see results for all teams within the organization, but not individual scores. Colleagues with additional access will also be able to filter scores by other groups and key demographics – for instance location, gender, tenure – but Friday will only show filtered scores when a minimum of three people have responded. The breadth and depth gained with the additional access is designed to help employees in central functions and decision-making roles to identify cross-cutting issues and provide support, as well as celebrate the good stuff going on!