Tools To Show Your Appreciation
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There are several tools available to give or facilitate appreciation
. The range spans from techniques to moderate or facilitate workshops
, to online services and physical objects to show recognition at the business place.
Tools For Appreciation And Employee Recognition
Recent studies proved that the key to motivating employees is far from being money centred. Therefore, it is essential that you understand what you need to do in order to keep your team engaged and focused on the common goal. You’ll need to spend at least as much time building an engaging ecosystem as you’ll do hiring new people and motivating your staff.
There are several tools for giving or facilitating appreciation available: Kudo Box and Kudo Cards aka Appreciation Cards, Happiness Index, Niko Niko Calendar to name a few. To show recognition these tools range from workshop moderation and facilitation techniques to commercial and free online services and to physical objects at the business place.
Appreciation Cards – Kudo Cards – are written and public recognition of a colleague for something he or she has contributed to the team. But it’s the recognition of valued work, not financial incentives, that encourages intrinsic motivation within an organisation.
is an app to forster employee engagement and to collect team feedback
The Happiness Door
is one of the Management 3.0 practices. It is a tool to give feedback continuously in workshops, events, or meetings in three categories: things that make attendees happy, things they feel neutral about and things they didn’t like. Usually, it is either an empty flipchart or a collection of post-its.
There are several tools available to facilitate, measure and visualize happiness on the project and team level.
Give people a smile by showing them your appreciation and recognition. Try to stay off from generic emails or general praise cards. They will cheapen the gesture and feel more like an obligation than proper recognition. There are several approaches and strategies to support and achieve people happiness at the workplace level.
Employes, team members, rate frequently their (daily) happiness on a numeric scale (1–5). This rating is tracked on team or department level to visualize a team’s mood over time and to help teams and management to improve their happiness (Jeff Sutherland, ScrumInc; Hendriek Kniberg, Crisp).
Several tools were developed to facilitate, measure and visualize happiness on the project and team level. This post collects publicly available (free) online tools and methods to assess team happiness.
Happy Crisper Index
is a free Google Spreadsheet calculate the happiness index for the well-known Swedish consultancy company CRISP in a team or a company throughout a project.
MercuryApp is an app to collect team feedback.
A Niko-Niko calendar
is a visual, iconic tool to track the mood of a team. You set up a calendar, and each team member tracks her mood after each working day with a smiley.
NikoNikoApp (Win10 Microsoft) is an app to collect team feedback.
In most organisations, recognition and financial reward go one for the other. This approach misses the point of recognition: people are motivated by more than money. Six rules by With Jurgen Appelo to give rewards and to increase people’s performance and enjoyment.
Team Dynamics Analytics (Jira) is an app to collect team feedback.
Team Happiness Report is an app to collect team feedback.
The Gruffalo is a metaphor for fear, dauntlessness, and the luck of the tiny ones when getting great by using their phantasy only. Use a soft toy as challenge cup to show your appreciation.
TheHappinessIndex is an app to collect team feedback.
is an app to collect team feedback.
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