“There’s an app for that” has become a running joke in our family. My wife will register a complaint about something or express some unmet need, and my frequent response has been to check the App Store to see if there’s any help.
And when it comes to recognizing employees, mobile apps may help meet a significant need.
I’ m sure there are a number of these out there, but here are two examples I’ve found. The first is from AstraZeneca, who has developed an app folks at their company can use.
But another, from www.biworldwide.com , is open to the public and free for all of us to use. It has plenty of standard options for sending a note of thanks or appreciation, and you can also create your own. I already have one executive using the app where he works, as he has employees across the country but who can be easily reached via their mobile device.
To be sure, no app will solve the problem that too many good employees go unrecognized and unappreciated, and that our business performance suffers as a result. But these handy tools will make it easier for folks to catch employees making a difference and contributing in meaningful ways.