We’ve seen in previous posts how employee engagement became an important topic for us at eXo.
In this post, we will present a new add-on pursuing our efforts to help you engage your collaborators with your digital workplace.
The eXo Kudos add-on will allow you to acknowledge your peers work. Indeed, with the eXo Kudos add-on, your coworkers will be able to have a special way to praise someone’s work.
Let’s dive into this new add-on and see what it has to offer.
A tool for peer to peer recognition
Employee engagement is a hot topic for businesses, a way to ensure it is with a digital workplace.
It is crucial for high performing organizations, and the eXo Kudos add-on is a tool to enable employee engagement, by sending a “kudos” to your coworker for something he has done. This module is part of our efforts to help you motivate and reward your coworkers.
Peer-to-peer recognition is shown to have a positive correlation with employee engagement.
Indeed, a 2016 survey by Globoforce and SHRM on employee recognition shows that: 90% of workers stated that a values-based, peer-to-peer recognition make them more satisfied with their work.
The benefits of peer-to-peer recognition are not limited to creating more engagement. It has been found to positively impact business outcomes too.
Research by Globoforce and SHRM showed that “peer-to-peer” recognition is 35.7% more likely to positively impact financial results than “manager-only” recognition.
It is also known to increase customer satisfaction. These studies show a strong business case to enable peer-to-peer recognition.
This feature will allow you to send and display your recognition on your platform to anyone.
For example, someone shared a presentation that you found extremely helpful or you would like to congratulate someone for reaching a new milestone on his/her project.
Setting up your Recognition Program
Basically, your admin will be able to set up how many kudos you may send for a certain period of time.
By doing so you’ll be able to make “Kudos” a scarce resource, thus more valuable when given to someone. This will show a great amount of appreciation for whom you’ll give it to.
In addition, in the administration, you’ll be able to see all the kudos sent and received by each user over a specific period.
After setting up the Kudos program, users may now send “Kudos” to their peers.
For now, you will only be able to send a kudos on an activity, but we are already preparing other ways to send kudos so make sure to keep an eye on the upcoming versions.
As the illustration above shows, there’s an icon that allows you to send a kudos on the activity. We can also observe that we can know how many kudos have been sent for this activity.
If you click on that icon a popup window will appear:
You’ll be able to see how many kudos you have already sent (icon in blue), and how many you have left (in grey). You may also observe that you can add a personal message to the kudos you are sending.
When you click send, an automatic comment will be published on the activity as follow:
This will allow you to make your recognition visible to everyone and enable peer-to-peer recognition within your eXo Platform and your organization.
How Can I Try it?
You can install the eXo Kudos add-on to your eXo Platform instance right away from the eXo Add-on Manager. As always, we welcome your feedback, questions, and requests, so contact us here if you have any.