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ISW brings Peer to Peer recognition to IBM Connections with Kudos Thanks!

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ISW brings Peer to Peer recognition to IBM Connections with Kudos Thanks!

By Adam Brown on 4 Jul 2012

There is nothing quite as simple as saying "Thank You" to provide some recognition of great work. Think about it for a moment...when somebody thanks you for your great idea, or for putting in that extra work to meet a deadline, or maybe for just being a good team mate, it makes you feel great and more motivated to stay engaged.

That is why ISW has developed Kudos Thanks, the peer to peer and team recognition tool for IBM Connections. I am very pleased to be annoucing the general availability of Kudos Badges 1.4, our July release, which includes the great new capability of Kudos Thanks.

Kudos Thanks for IBM Connections

Well actually the real reason we have built Kudos Thanks as part of the Kudos Badges for IBM Connections product is that our customers have asked us to! We are continuing to work with our clients to identify how we can grow and add to Kudos Badges and it was clear that the ability for users to provide recognition and feedback to their colleagues was high on the list of requested features.

From the Kudos Badges web site:

Motivate your team

We all do performance reviews (or we all should!), however often the problem is that the various achievements or small goals we meet throughout the year can be easily forgotten. Why wait for the next big meeting to provide some feedback to your team. Kudos Thanks enables you to provide real time feedback and to publically acknowledge great work quickly and easily. The recognition then stays visible on the person's profile so that peers and colleagues can see and recognise the value that is placed on a persons work.

Peer to Peer recognition

Thanks doesn't always come from your boss either! Often having your direct peers thank you for some great work can be a great motivator. With Kudos Thanks users of IBM Connections can select from a range of Thanks related badges, choose who to award the thanks to, add a message and send it off! The thanks will appear on the users profile as well as integrate within their Activity Steam so that others can see as well.

Management or Team recognition

Kudos Badges also allows for Manager or Team Leader Thanks Badges. You can create your own special badges that only certain people can award such as employee of the month. And because Kudos Thanks is built to be social within IBM Connections peers and colleagues are able to see and add value to the recognition and thanks as well!

 

I also prepared a quick video providing a demo of Kudos Thanks. If you can get past my Aussie accent it should explain how it all works!

Kudos Thanks is the first step in some great plans we have for the second half of this year to keep innovating around IBM Connections and Kudos Badges so let us know what you think!