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New apps let workers anonymously rate each other

Published on Jul 15, 2014 1:05 PM
 
Knozen, a free iPhone app, allows colleagues to rate each other on traits such as assertiveness, patience, analytical ability, friendliness and skepticism. -- SCREENGRAB: KNOZEN.COM

TORONTO (REUTERS) - Wondering how well things are going on the job and what your co-workers think? New apps remove the guessing game by allowing colleagues to anonymously rate each other.

Knozen, a free iPhone app, allows colleagues to rate each other on traits such as assertiveness, patience, analytical ability, friendliness and skepticism. "Knowing more about yourself is a gift, and knowing more about how you're perceiving others and where it's different and where it's the same can be really useful," said Mr Marc Cenedella, the founder and chief executive officer of New York-based Knozen.

The app, which operates via a work email address when at least seven colleagues in the same company are signed up, poses questions about which colleague is likely to exhibit a particular personality trait such as assertiveness or patience.

All the questions are positive, according to Cenedella, and aimed at assessing an employee's personality. "The important thing is there are no bad traits. Someone can be structured and organized, or they might be unstructured and open to new things. Both are good, and there's no wrong answer in personality assessment," he said.

 
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