Renowned author and Human Resources Consultant Kim Harrison often speaks about the importance of employee recognition in the workplace. According to her, appreciation is a fundamental human need. Employees respond to appreciation expressed through recognition of their good work because it confirms their work is valued.
She further explains that when employees and their work are valued, their satisfaction and productivity rises, and they are motivated to maintain or improve their good work.
This is the idea behind DueProps, a fun web and mobile-based game of saying thank you and recognizing good behaviour. The system also encourages unity in the workplace by allowing employees of one company to reward each other for good effort.
On the platform, colleagues give each other props as tokens of appreciation and a gesture of acknowledgement for the tasks completed on that day.
“The DueProps point system can be used as the foundation for merit-based bonus programs. The company offers both simple subscription-based accounts, as well as, enterprise-grade consulting and custom deployments.”
The founders believe that companies that invest in recognizing hard work by individuals on a regular basis have been proven to outperform competitors in many key measures, particularly around productivity, morale and retention.
“Over the course of a typical workday, negative and positive things inevitably happen and many people focus mainly, or exclusively, on the negative ones. But research has found that even small positive experiences are a valuable resource for reducing stress. When people spend time thinking about what went well that day, their mental and physical stress levels decrease by small but significant amounts, and they have an easier time detaching from work.”
The team believes that the system encourages high morale on teams, especially those filled with highly technical and creative talent.
By signing up, your subscription lets you create a DueProps network account, which is designed for use by small companies and teams or within departments of medium to large-sized companies. Users can also get a 30 day free trial before joining.