We started working with Yagub Rahimov because he wanted to see if MoodConnect could help him to stay connected with his remote team. Rahimov is based in Austin, Texas, but his team members are distributed remotely in Europe and the US. Rahimov became MoodConnect’s 5th customer and he has not only maintained a healthy team, but his team has also more than doubled in size and has gained lots of success recently.
At the time of subscribing for our wellness solutions and sentiment analysis in February 2022, Rahimov's company had a team of eleven. While all team members were satisfied with their work culture, Rahimov wanted to make sure that he could track any changes in his employee engagement and experience, in case there were any sudden changes so that they could take action to correct any issues that would arise. They didn’t want to schedule multiple check-ins because that would break the flow of the team routine as they were scaling rapidly. Since half the team members were based outside Austin, they often communicated on Slack and met on Zoom as needed, Rahimov wanted to have a tool that would allow him to see how his employees were feeling, without making them uncomfortable.
Rahimov was able to see when there were sudden spikes of stress in his Eastern European team. After analyzing the data that was provided on the MoodConnect dashboard and receiving feedback from MoodConnect’s anonymous surveys. It got revealed that those team members with mood swings were having issues with understanding the language that was spoken (English) during Zoom calls. They were feeling stressed because they could not understand everything that was being discussed during calls.
After assessing the problem that Rahimov's eastern European team was experiencing. We were able to offer suggestions for a solution, which was to offer some language classes to the team that the company would pay for and to add a transcription plugin to their zoom account so that the team could read anything that they didn’t understand in their native language.
Four weeks later, the team’s mood swing has disappeared, and the product development team is more productive than they were before.
Rahimov's team has seen great success since taking advantage of the tools that MoodConnect offers. In May they won a $1M equity-free grant with Silent Notary and their team has grown to 25. Their team is still distributed nationwide and in Europe. Rahimov is glad that he can stay connected with his team and learn about any challenges without feeling the need to check in on them and stall their productivity with extra unnecessary check-ins. He can have their regular weekly stand-ups, but he doesn’t have to worry about being caught off-guard if a problem does arise. This kind of preventative action and easy-to-use wellness solution has been a big part of Rahimov teams’ success story.
Yagub Rahimov is the founder of Tested Web Inc, a web3 online reviews and intelligence marketplace giving ownership rights to users and transparency to businesses.