Once you login into Mesh, you’ll be greeted by the Mesh homepage, which looks like below:
The top navigation bar of the homepage houses, first of all, the universal search box to venture into the profile of anyone in your organization. Next, you’ll find the home icon, clicking on which, irrespective of where you are on the dashboard, will bring you back to this homepage, from where you can start over.
Stacked up adjacent to the home icon are module icons of Performance, Engagement and Coaching, respectively. The performance module houses Goals, Initiatives and Reviews whereas the Coaching module houses Continuous Feedback, 1:1 and Develop, and these are accessible via the respective drop-downs of the modules.
Profile & Quick Actions
Coming to the homepage itself now, on the left hand side, the first thing you’ll notice is your profile picture and some details about you. This includes your name, your designation, your function and your reporting manager’s name (if you have one). Below that, you’ll find a “Quick Actions” card containing one core action to get you started. Clicking on these will open a panel on the right hand side for you to take this action.
Beside your profile, you’ll see Mesh Recommends, which will prompt you to to take the next best action based on your activity. You can either check-in to the recommendation or snooze the notification altogether.
Post Sharing Box
Below Mesh Recommends, you’ll find the familiar post sharing box. Clicking on the “Share Public Post'' field will open up a new pop-up box where you can type out anything to create a post, tag your peers to whom the post is addressed and even add competencies to it. There’s also a toggle button to specify if it’s a praise post. Alternatively, you can directly click on the “Praise Someone” option (or even the other two) just below the field to create the said type of post.
To make updates easier for you to consume, we have divided the central feed into My Summary and My Feed. Where My Summary shows you all the information regarding modules that are most relevant to you and My Feed acts more as a notice board for updates across your team and company.
My summary basically outlines all the deliverables or action items you’re working (or supposed to be working) on, grouped by modules, that aren’t yet completed. This is extremely helpful in keeping you on track to complete your action items, by the respective due dates. Filters on top of this helps you either look at everything at once or narrow your view to look at only performance (Goals, Initiatives & Reviews), engagement or coaching (Feedback, 1:1s & Develop) related action items, as you scroll further.
Hovering over the modules brings up next steps for them thereby eliminating the need to go to each module to complete your action items. These next steps are unique for each module so let’s take a look at what will appear and where it will lead you to.
- For Goals - A “View Details” button, clicking on which will open a new window consisting of all the KRs under the respective Goal, along with each KR’s last check-in, owner and progress information.
- For Initiatives - A “View Details” button, clicking on which will open a new window consisting of all the sub tasks under the respective Initiative, along with each one’s owner and progress information.
- For Reviews - A “Start” button, clicking on which will open the respective review form for you to immediately start filling up your review. In case of nomination, the button will open the nomination window to nominate more of your peers from here itself.
- For Engagement - A “Start” button, clicking on which will open the respective engagement survey form for you to immediately start filling up the survey.
- For 1:1s - A “Start” button, clicking on which will open the respective 1:1 for you to immediately start having that conversation.
- For Feedback - If you’ve any pending feedback requests, then that’s what you’ll see here. Otherwise, you’ll see the details of all the feedback you’ve requested from others.
- For Competencies - A “View Details” button, clicking on which will open the competency check-in panel consisting of information on the respective progress, all the praise/ advice received, initiatives as well as comments.
In My Feed you can see public posts, public comments and private posts/ comments you’ve been tagged to. These posts are again very much similar to how they appear on your favorite social media channels. You can like the posts, comment on them, tag people in your comments, change visibility, add images, and do a whole lot more.