Hi Rhys👋 Thanks for sharing your story. The pictures are healing. Your stories and touching. hope comments inspire us to continue doing what we love!
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Remote Work Experience
Sure do! I've been working remotely on and off for the past 20 years.
Hi Sally 👋
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. 😅
Have been working as part of a remote team for the past two years on my latest venture Quidli since Day 1 with varying levels of successes and failures ;)
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!
Don't hesitate to reach out if you're open to learning more directly, 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"
I have worked remotely on and off. For some time, back in 2014, I was freelancing and taking up remote projects. During the first half of 2019, I was working as a remote co-founder.
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. I’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?
Thanks for sharing again! Keep up the amazing work =)
Recognizing remote employees is a simple way to keep them engaged and motivated.
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.
Been a remote worker all throughout my career. Of course have worked in an office setting as well, but only a few days or weeks at stretch primarily when working out of a client's office.
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?