re: How does your workplace approach recognition? VIEW POST


My company uses a service called Motivosity. Every employee gets $10 to give to whomever they want throughout the month in as little as $1 increments. Give it away or you lose it. Someone does something nice for you or something cool, hop into the app, write it up, and give them a buck or two. The dollar amount isn't relevant, but the recognition is. And it's easy to do so folks really do it.

I love it.


My work has a similar app called "High Five". These are great for three main reasons:

  1. The earlier the reinforcement the better. If someone let's you know 5 minutes after you helped that they appreciated it, it matters more than if they do it 3 weeks later (if they remember)
  2. It's not based upon hierarchy. Anyone can appreciate anyone, so it's not based upon your boss noticing or thinking your contribution was "better" than your other team members.
  3. It's public. Someone telling you did a great job is great, but that's mostly between the two of you. Having an open space where you can see how everyone is thanking each other is great for two reasons. First, it gives it more visibility so it's more likely that other people know that that person X thinks you did a great job. Secondly, it promotes the whole idea of helping appreciating and valuing others which helps create a better team-based culture.
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