You can send kudos, too…

Feedback, Habits, Mentoring, Motivation, Mozilla, Work 3 Comments


One of the awesomest new features in the revamped Rypple system is the ability for anyone to send kudos to anyone else. Kudos are a very simple, fun way to thank people for being amazing, doing a great job, going above and beyond the call of duty, etc.

It might sound sort of silly or contrived, but it turns out that a simple note of appreciation really can have a huge impact. Since I’ve started using Rypple to send out kudos, I’ve received a few notes from folks telling me that I’ve basically made their day. It’s a little thing, and doesn’t really take more than a couple of minutes out of your day, but it can really make a difference. We don’t often get genuine, heartfelt, positive feedback, so it’s really incredibly energizing when we do.

Everyone with a Rypple account (which is anyone, since everyone can sign up) can log in and send kudos to anyone with an email address. It’s totally wide open and anyone can do it — so if you have a few minutes sometime today, think of someone who’s done something awesome, head over to Rypple, and send them a kudos. The more you do it, the more fun it becomes.

3 Responses to “You can send kudos, too…”

  1. Mike Beltzner Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    The best thing about giving kudos, I’ve found, is that you tend to get a lot of emails back from people talking about how it made their day to get it.

    I like the idea that it’s so easy to make peoples’ days.

  2. Melissa Venable Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    “It’s a little thing” you’re right, but those little things really add up and can turn a day around. Thanks for introducing me to this. I’m going to try it out.

  3. Daniel Debow Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    And…. you just made *our* day here. Thanks so much… really happy we’re able to help.

    D

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