Open Kudos – A Free Slack Bot To Build Stronger Digital Teams

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Why Bother?

Research showed that:

  • 96% recognized users feel more connected to their company
  • 84% recognize users understand company values better
  • 90% recognize users want to stay longer with their employer

More than that, team members:

  • Feels more appreciated
  • Becomes motivated to do better
  • Engage and commit
  • Affiliate with others
  • Simply Having fun

And your organization can:

  • Build stronger teams
  • Engage individuals
  • Feel more motivated to grow
  • Shape the culture
  • Empower smarter leadership

How Does It Work?

Features

Give Kudos

How to boost confidence with a simple command?

Each month, every member receives a pack of Kudos to distribute around other members for exceptional work done, or just simple acts of kindness.

Check Balance

You can control your kudos spending by checking the balance of what you still can give to others.

See also how much you have already received from them.

Exchange Kudos for gifts

What’s the price of being nice?

The real stuff will motivate your people and make sure you have them in the game.
With truly valuable prizes, you will always have someone doing the extra effort at work.

Absolutely worth it.

Leader Board

Is there anything better than compete to be better?

Like a snowball effect, engagement and commitment grows with the appetite for more achievements.

Leader Board is here to unveil the ones who are always hungry to run the extra mile.

Dashboard

Set up the rules yourself.

Build your own Kudos strategy based on the amount of points and prices people can get for them.

Dashboard is also a place where you access all the transfers and manage gift distribution.

Installation

You can simply add it to your slack, or get the source code.

Why Employee Recognition Is Important?

Open Kudos became a great tool to practice Employee Recognition. The term stands for keeping the employees boosted and motivated by reward, appreciation, and challenge.

Employee Recognition becomes a hot topic, especially in IT, where highly performant developers require a lot of attention, as they are motivated mostly by the opportunity for personal growth and self-development (which is far more complicated than money or benefits).

Poor management, on the other hand, is one of the most important factors developers leave their jobs. This is why creating a great company culture becomes more and more crucial in the whole IT industry.

The good news is that the more people feel connected to the group and feel the part of something bigger than just fixing bugs and tasks, the more they are willing to participate in the execution of the company vision. Not to mention doing daily work.

The even better news is that now you can practice Employee Recognition easily yourself on Slack.

For free.

What do you think?

If you are planning to use it, I would be very happy to learn more from feedback.

Leave it in the comment!

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