Recognition

Recognitions Reinforce Desired Behaviors

Not only do people feel good about being recognized for a job well done, but they’ll also take greater effort to repeat the situation. Therefore, always be clear about why credit is coming so that recipients know which behavior elicited the praise.

Recognition Writing Suggestions

  • Be selfless by writing about the achievement of other people

  • Document the act, the value, and the impact as evocative, memorable details

  • Give the recognition in near-realtime, so people remember the act, more than the praise

Share positive feedback using 7Geese's Slack /recognize command or 7Geese's Recognition Center.

Avoid Bulk Recognition

We understand there are times when many people have contributed and should be congratulated. Yet, please don't send the same endorsement to many people, as in more than a few folks at a time. Instead, look to use the most relevant team Slack tags and post directly in #recognitions.

As a benefit, the team-based recognition…

  1. It is easy to read

  2. Does not spam the channel

  3. Uplifts the team spirit

  4. Saves your time

  5. Lead by example as team members learn from you

Team Member’s Supporters

When feasible, give thanks to the people outside of Axelerant that support our team members, like spouses, peers, and account stakeholders. Give them a unique bit of love and gratitude for their caring to know we're appreciative.

Record a video via cam-recorder.com or Loom from your device and email them the thanks.

Share Recognitions

Share client and retrospective shoutouts as #recognitions screenshot entries with your peers.