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We are facing internal culture crisis feel like we need to take any action for that.

If a culture crisis arises, it's important to remember that the most important thing is to understand what caused it and how to prevent it from happening again.

We found out that peer recognition part is missing in our remote culture.

How are you guys doing in building relationships in remote teams,sharinge wins, and acknowledging accomplishment?ย 


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    Hey Sally,

    This is a great topic. I believe recognition of any form in a remote setting has to be very intentional. Peer-to-peer appreciation or recognition is even tougher to achieve unless you have some structures in place.

    We're still a lean team and we're guilty of not having the best of structures around this. But I know 2 specific examples, which are fantastic executions of this.

    1) InVision -- Employees get a specified amount per quarter that they can use to acknowledge people they work with. While the actual amount may be small, it builds in a habit to recognize your peers' work. They use a tool called Bonusly for this.

    2) Basecamp -- They have a separate channel where people share their daily achievements and others can comment or react to the post. These aren't just work updates but things like "I solved a critical customer issue that was pending for xx weeks today"

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      Hi Hrishikesh๐Ÿ‘‹

      Thank you so much for sharing and building a great community to share and learn things from each other. I love this community and enjoy reading your newsletter. It feels so natural and human. I believe recognition of any form in a remote setting has to be very intentional.ย 
      Iโ€™ve seen many other remote cultures suffer, and recognition can be a great way to create a virtuous cycle. Recognition is an effective way to motivate remote workers. Recognition increases their engagement and productivity. It increases their trust in you, which means that they feel more encouraged to give more effort in the long run.

      It seems like your team is doing great! I checked out bonusly, the name sounds cheesy but its looks great! Does it have any downside tho? ย 

      Thanks for sharing again! Keep up the amazing work =)

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      Hi Sally ๐Ÿ‘‹

      At my company, we do peer recogntion using crypto which is shared as public or private acknowledgements (think like P2P rewards or tips).

      We do this because: 1. We believe those who build value should be rewarded in value; 2. as a globally distributed team we need a 100% digital solution; 3. virtual kudos/points are highly limited and tend not to be motivating long-term.

      Accordingly, recognition in crypto lets you flexibly acknowledge achievements: Near instant; highly fractional (send $0.01 or $100, up to you); no need for localization. And we use the Slack app to better celebrate the wins, milestones, occasions, etc. in public.

      Full disclosure, this product is actually what I work on (Quidli). Having said that, we use/dogfood it ourselves to help drive our own remote team work culture. ๐Ÿ˜…

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        Hi Justin๐Ÿ‘‹

        Wow, It looks cool =) Quidli allows the builders to receive the recognition they deserve. Yay! People love tangible rewards for the value they create. It totally makes sense when it comes to globally distributed team with people from all over the world. I will def check it out =)Keep up the great work!

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          Don't hesitate to reach out if you're open to learning more directly, Sally! ๐Ÿ‘

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        Recognizing remote employees is a simple way to keep them engaged and motivated.ย 

        Lately, companies have taken a new approach by giving out social media praises when an employee makes an achievement. I believe it is great to recognize their efforts and give them a shoutout on social media.

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          Hi Ashley๐Ÿ‘‹ ย 

          Thank you for sharing. Yeah, I agree! People rarely receive praise for their hard work, so finding ways to recognize remote employees for their effort makes a huge difference. It's interesting to find out the new approach =) I am curious what motivated you to start that =) Are there more benefits compare to keeping recognition internally?