I don't know if it qualifies as a gimmick, but we have a "First Friday Shout Outs" bowl - throughout the month when you notice someone doing something great (solved a tricky bug, helped you with something, had a great product demo etc etc), you write it on a note and put it in the bowl... And on the first Friday of each month we get together and take turns to read them all out and celebrate all the successes 🙂
It sounds kind of silly but it seems to motivate so much more than other gimmicky stuff
That’s a great idea! We use Kudos cards at work as well.
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