Recognize a Team Member

What is peer recognition?

When you thank a team member for a job well done, you are expressing peer recognition.

Peer recognition doesn’t just make you feel good – it also makes your whole team more productive. Giving and receiving peer recognition leads to happier and more collaborative teams.

There are many reasons why you might want to recognize a colleague, such as:

  • They taught you something new.
  • They volunteered for an extra assignment.
  • They took initiative on a new project.
  • They gave you helpful feedback.

When giving peer recognition, remember to be authentic and specific in your praise. You might be surprised to see how much of a difference it makes!

How do I recognize a team member in Cooleaf?

The ‘Recognize’ tool allows you to easily show your appreciation for your colleagues. We recommend using this tool whenever someone you work with goes above and beyond by closing a deal, leading a presentation, solving a tricky customer support issue, etc.

Anyone can recognize a team member in Cooleaf. To recognize a team member, simply follow the steps below. Or, watch this 2-minute video:

Step 1

Click ‘Recognize.’ The white box will expand to show the recognition form.

If you are not an admin, the recognition form you see will look something like this:

Step 2

In the first text box, write the name of the person you would like to recognize. You can also select an entire team to recognize, such as the sales team or marketing team.

Step 3

In the second text box, provide a brief description of why you would like to recognize this individual or team. We recommend being really specific here! You can also attach a file such as an image or PDF.

Step 4

Under ‘Endorsing for’, select any tags that represent the skills and capabilities that this individual demonstrated.

Step 5

Click ‘Recognize!’

If you are an admin, you will see additional text boxes for ‘Recognition category’ and ‘Reward points’.

Recognition categories are set up during the on-boarding process. Admins have the ability to see the current recognition categories in the Manage view under the Rewards tab. Read more about how to manage your rewards program here.

When you select a Recognition category, a predetermined number of reward points are automatically populated into the ‘Reward points’ text box. You’ll have the option to change this value as you see fit!

For more information on 'recognizing' your staff as an Admin, watch the video below.

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