Everyone is pleased to receive praise, of course. But is this kind of tool not a bit over the top?
I don’t think so. After all, receiving praise from a line manager is more than just a small ego booster. It is confirmation for good work. It strengthens bonds to the management level and to the company. And it is an incentive to try even harder.
There is no doubt that a culture of active appreciation promotes bonding within the company. Numerous studies confirm the positive effects on innovation, productivity and virtually all other areas of work as well.
This is particularly true of one group within your workforce: Millennials. In my most recent blog post, I summarized how social media shape the working world of Generation Y. In a nutshell: Millennials are used to receiving direct feedback. They expect it at their workplace, and it is a crucial factor when looking for employment. StaffHub is the fastest feedback tool available on the market: Direct, in real-time and compatible with any of the smartphones we all carry.
Another group benefits strongly from the new StaffHub feature as well: The frontline. In many cases the frontline workers in your company will not have access to their own PC workstation. To an extent they are excluded. At the same time, this group of employees experiences particularly strong fluctuation, making it difficult to reach them via traditional communication channels. Microsoft StaffHub introduces feedback to the smartphone – and in doing so provides direct access to employees that otherwise feel neglected.