Damn, You're Good! Our Peer-to-Peer Recognition Program
For anyone who follows our blog, I hope you’ve picked up on the fact that we have a pretty spectacular culture here at Brilliant Ink. I am so thankful every day to work with such a brilliant, caring and thoughtful group of people. We aren’t just colleagues, we’re a wolfpack (more on that in a future post!) that looks out for each other, challenges one another, and celebrates our collective and individual successes.
And while we already had ways to show thanks (our #gratitude Slack channel) and give recognition (team call shout-outs, spot bonuses), we wanted a way to reward each other for living our newly refreshed values. Why? Because we really believe in our values – they’re true to who we are and who we aspire to be every day. They’re our North Star.
So, with a budget and a blessing from our CEO, we designed “Damn, You’re Good!”, Brilliant Ink’s first peer-to-peer rewards and recognition program. We’re not ones to over-engineer things – we wanted this to be easy to understand, implement and adopt. Here’s the gist:
- Every Inkie receives a designated budget each calendar year to use for peer-to-peer recognition
- At our discretion, we send gifts to team members who go above and beyond while demonstrating our values
- We use our Damn, You’re Good! Slack channel to announce the recognition to the team so that we can all celebrate each other’s successes
I’ve worked with clients to develop and launch a number of recognition programs, so it’s not lost on me that such a nimble approach isn’t right (or even remotely feasible) for every organization, but it works for us, and I think it’s going to add a new level of gratitude and fun to our already awesome culture!