Thank Different. Employee engagement is a key element to any successful business. In today’s knowledge economy, your most valuable assets are your people. All organizations need to have a strategy to engage & align their team to achieve their business goals. In a highly competitive world - the ability to retain, attract & engage your staff can be the difference between success & failure. Kudos is a corporate social network with a peer-to-peer recognition system designed to engage your teams with enhanced communication, collaboration, appreciation & recognition.
A startup called SocialRank has a new idea about how brands can find and reward the social media users who are most important to them.
This is very interesting. We also believe that people should have a way to manage their careers and reputation. The old way, up to now, has been all about the employer holding the strings to your reviews and reputation.
We see it as a win win if they employee can receive social recognition at work that can be promoted into their other social media - LinkedIn, Google +, Twitter, etc...
Then the employees recognition and reputation can help benefit the employer by signalling the company is a great place to work and the employe gets to promote their individual contributions and skills.
This is still a bit of an uphill battle for some firms who do not want anyone to know their people are great.
What is interesting is if you do promote a great culture, treat you people well, engage and recognize your team - they will be inclined to not just stay but to evangelize your company as a great place to work.
Beats hiding them from the world and hoping they will stay.
Culture eats strategy for breakfast, technology for lunch, and products for dinner, and soon thereafter everything else too.Why? Because company culture, a concept pioneered by Edgar Schein, is the operationalizing of an organization’s values. Culture guides employee decisions about both technical business decisions and how they interact with others. Good culture creates an internal coherence in actions taken by a very diverse group of employees.
This is a great article, it gets to the heart of the matter of the what , how and why we are developing Kudos.
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast, technology for lunch, and product for dinner" - this quote describes how a great culture holds a team together and guides them.
It is easy to have a engagement success when everything is going right. It also can make a company lazy, wasteful and forget what made them successful in the first place.
What separates the good from the great companies is how everyone reacts when the going gets tough, the unexpected happens or great challenges are ahead.
If you focus on your culture, define your mission, vision and values and live it everyday - the company with a good culture will persevere and overcome challenges because their people want to be there, want to succeed, and care.
So in the end you create engagement by focusing on your culture and you have a better chance of being successful if you have highly engaged team members.
Kudos purpose is to help companies create the culture they want by adding a healthy does of appreciation with enhanced communication.
You market to your clients and try to get them to believe in your product - market to your team and try to get them, to believe in your company.
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