When working in a company, whether remote or on location, you tend to spend a lot of time alongside your coworkers. When a special event comes along in their life, a card just doesn’t seem like enough. It is time to make your co-worker a Kudoboard!
What is a Kudoboard?
A Kudoboard is the best way to gather a group of people and give them one place to show appreciation. A group of coworkers can have a central location to upload photos, videos, and messages for the person you want to show appreciation for. Instead of passing a paper card around the office, create an online group card with Kudoboard! Some perfect occasions for a Kudoboard are:
- Welcome to the Team
- Work anniversaries
- Loss of a loved one
- Thank You
- Birth of a child
Welcome to the Team
The first day of a new job can be intimidating and sometimes overwhelming. Try welcoming your new coworker with a Kudoboard! What better way to help them feel included and excited to be there than with kind messages welcoming them? It is an excellent way for each of your team members to introduce themselves and help their new co-workers feel included.
First impressions mean a lot, and receiving a Kudoboard on your first day will set your new career off in the right direction. Whether your team is working on-site or remotely, a Kudoboard is a great way to welcome them on their first day!
Instead of passing a card around the office this year, make each coworker a Kudoboard. No more wandering around the office trying to see who hasn’t signed that card; they can just log in and put a message on the board! If you have some fun pictures or videos to share of your team member, you can upload them to their Kudoboard so everyone can see them.
If your team is working remotely, then a Kudoboard is the best way to celebrate a birthday. Remote work can sometimes feel isolating, especially on your birthday. However, a birthday Kudoboard will make your team member feel special and loved on their special day. If you want to make their Kudoboard even better, you can reach out to their friends and family and see if there are any fun pictures you can share from when they were younger. Not only will the birthday boy or girl love this, but all of your coworkers will enjoy seeing those pictures as well.
When the anniversary of your first day at a company comes around each year, it may often go unnoticed. With the Great Resignation in employment in the past several years, work anniversaries need to be celebrated. If you are looking for an excellent retention technique in your business, try celebrating work anniversaries with a Kudoboard.
Give your team the space to thank their coworker for the fantastic work that they do and help them feel recognized. Positive words of affirmation will go a long way when you have spent so much time working for a company. We need to be reminded of our worth and be thanked for the energy and work that has been put into a business. Your employees will feel grateful to work for a company that takes the time to show appreciation when they receive their work anniversary card.
Celebrate your coworker’s upcoming nuptials with an online wedding card from a group. Weddings are such a big and memorable event. Giving each employee a place to offer congratulations and well wishes will be a well-received gift for the bride or groom. If you have any pictures of the couple, you can upload those to the board with your greeting. A Kudoboard for a wedding is an excellent way for remote coworkers to help celebrate without being present.
Losing a loved one is a challenging experience. If your coworker has recently lost a friend or family member and your office wants to offer condolences, then put together an online sympathy card for them. The great thing about creating a Kudoboard is that your team member can visit it when they are ready to read all of the messages. It will be a great thing to look back on and feel the support and love from those around them.
Reading stories and memories can help your team member as they navigate the grieving process. Making a sympathy board is also a great place to post any memories that you may have of your coworker’s friend or loved one. If you have had the opportunity to meet them, you can share that experience.
There doesn’t need to be a birthday or a holiday to show your appreciation to a member of your work team. Say thank you to your employees this year with a Kudoboard. Take the time to celebrate a different employee each month and let others praise them for their work and the friendships that have been built in the office. Giving your employees regular feedback is another great retention tool in the workplace. When you work hard and feel appreciated for your work, you are more likely to continue at a job. Loving where you work is so vital!
A Kudoboard is also a great place to have executive members shout out their team for hitting a deadline or for their amazing work on a large project. Showing your appreciation with more than just a “thank you” will mean so much to your employees.
Birth of a Child
One of the greatest moments in any person’s life is the birth of their child. If your coworker has just had a baby, celebrate them and their new child with a new baby group card. When your team member is out on parental leave, it will be such a great gift for them to go through the messages on their board.
You can even have some fun with this and ask each of your employees to find a picture of themselves to upload onto the Kudoboard along with their message. Your team will get a kick out of seeing each other’s baby pictures.
Retirement or Farewell
There is no better way to send off an employee than with kind words wishing them well, video clips from time spent together, and pictures spanning the length of their career. Retirement is such a big step in any person’s life, and getting the opportunity to look back on stories that coworkers have will be such a great keepsake. Making a retirement Kudoboard will be something that your friend and coworker will cherish.
Saying farewell to a coworker who is leaving for a new company or adventure in life can also be a bittersweet time. You are excited for their future but sad to see them go. Giving them well wishes and congrats on the next step is a great way to send them off. Let them know that they are loved no matter where they choose to go next.
Print Out a Kudoboard
A fantastic feature of Kudoboard is that you can print it and make it into a book! Consider printing out the Kudoboard you made for your coworker and giving it to them as a gift. If there are some great images and messages on the board, they will love to keep that book in their home and look at it from time to time.
At any time, you can also download a copy of the Kudoboard. You will be able to save your digital copy to your computer so that you can always have access to it.
Make a Kudoboard Today
Contact Kudoboard today and find out how to start celebrating the employees in your workplace. Whether it is a special occasion or just to say thank you, your team members will appreciate that you went out of your way to create something special for them.