On Sundays we like to take it nice and easy. We like to take it slow. Leadership Briefs are quick reads to frame the upcoming work week. Today I’m planting seeds of optimism in your thoughts.
Social technologies have heightened our awareness to different even new ways of connecting with each other. These technologies present possibilities for people to show how much and what they appreciate about others.
Here are a few social tech faves of mine plus other resources that make it easier to express appreciation.
Rypple. This social tech platform has been touted as the replacement to annual performance reviews. That remains to be seen. But what is compelling about the product is anyone can give positive feedback to anyone. It’s timely, unlike the annual review process.
Yammer. This is Twitter behind the firewall. For companies looking to create a more secure Twitter expereince, Yammer is the solution. It’s a way to share knowledge, decisions, updates, even poll employees’ thoughts about an idea. Yammer can easily be used to show your appreciation for someone’s extra effort.
Baudville. For a more low-tech approach, Baudville offers neatly designed products to express your gratitude. Products range from neatly designed thank-you’s to engraved trophies and plaques.
Give More.com. This site has a lot of heart and includes some popular DVDs like 212 Degrees and Love Your People. Great videos. Great supporting products. Great ideas to show your appreciation and get inspired, too. Here’s a video from the company’s Smile & Move product. I like the message.
So, what is your favorite resource that helps you show your appreciation for your people?