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Appreciation in the workplace: Why kudos matters

By Jillian Stewart
Published in Blog
November 30, 2021
2 min read
Appreciation in the workplace: Why kudos matters

Success, big and small, happens every day. It doesn’t take much to say a simple well done but it can make a team member’s day to feel appreciated. Employee recognition in the form of peer-to-peer kudos and feedback is essential for building a tight team that stays together.TeamsPlus has got you covered on both fronts.

Recognition is one of the most effective ways to build a healthy company culture and strong employee engagement. When employees are engaged, they want to work harder and smarter. Affirmations and feedback drive this by encouraging positive, productive behaviour. If you build a culture that routinely acknowledges the work of team members, you’ll find that your people will stick around rather than looking elsewhere.

Employee recognition doesn’t have to be part of a formal process. It can be organic and ongoing and can come in many forms, from a small gesture like letting someone know they did a great job, to giving a shout-out during a company-wide meeting.

Simple employee recognition techniques, such as giving kudos and publicly praising people’s accomplishments, have a big impact on company morale as a whole as well as on individual happiness.

If your business is spread across multiple locations or people work remotely, a culture of recognition brings the team together by encouraging people to connect with each other and celebrate successes even if they’re apart geographically. With TeamsPlus’ appreciation and feedback features, you can recognise and reward your team, no matter where they are. And your team can acknowledge, appreciate and congratulate each other.

A kudos culture also recognises individual differences and the importance of knowing your employees and how they like to be acknowledged. No one size fits all. Some people prefer getting their kudos one-to-one and for others the bigger the noise the better. TeamsPlus’ recognition feature facilitates appreciation at all levels as well as feedback through a private channel.

Research finds that 60–70 percent of people’s self-talk is negative. Even more reason for building employee recognition into your culture. Exceeding a sales target or delivering a great presentation may not just be a business win for an employee. It may be a defining moment in their career when they step up and believe in themselves. Recognising these moments can make a lasting impact.

Building a kudos culture has almost no added cost for your business, but can be critical to your team’s overall success.

A positive workplace improves motivation and performance, increases retention, and drives customer satisfaction. So don’t save appreciation for the annual performance review. Give your employees feedback and recognition and a way to appreciate each other. Capture the moment. With TeamsPlus. For more on performance reviews, see Boost performance reviews with peer feedback.


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Simple employee recognition techniques, such as giving kudos and publicly praising people’s accomplishments, have a big impact on company morale as a whole as well as on individual happiness.
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Building a kudos culture has almost no added cost for your business, but can be critical to your team’s overall success.

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