Recurring polls are polls that repeat on a set interval (i.e. every week), allowing you to track trends within your team.

Recurring polls explained

A recurring poll is a single question or a set of questions that get asked on a schedule, and are repeated at some frequency.

For example, a Project Lead can poll the team to rate how well the team did on this sprint from 1-5 every two weeks. In this case, the Project Lead could schedule the question every 2nd Friday at 10am.

What are some use cases of recurring polls?

There are hundreds of teams using recurring polls to track various aspects of their team:

  • Employee engagement and team health (we have a set of well researched questions you can use here)
  • Product health by coordinating key questions with the end of your engineering sprints
  • Quality of regular all-hands meetings by having a question or two go out at the end of every meetings
  • Tracking adoption and comfort of new initiatives being rolled out at the company
  • Weekly self-assessment (at the individual, team, or org level) on progress towards goals

You can always customize your own questions to start tracking trends within your company.

What are the different formats of scheduling?

A recurring poll can currently be scheduled with the following frequencies: daily (every weekday), weekly, biweekly, monthly, or quarterly.

You can also manipulate the number of questions to poll your teammates under the following ways:

  1. Ask a single question on a schedule (a recurring poll)
  2. Ask multiple questions all at the same time on a schedule (a recurring survey)
  3. Rotate through a set of questions at your selected frequency. For example, if you have 5 questions set up with Polly, you can choose to have Polly ask question #1 this month, question #2 next month, etc, until question #5; after that, Polly would restart the cycle from the top, and ask question #1 again in month 6.

Recurring questions can be authored in Slack or through the Web interface.