Microsoft have announced that the 'praise' feature first seen in Yammer has now been brought across to their Teams product. This automatically rolls out across Teams products throughout April. Though we can see it in our own instance of Teams already. Indeed, I've just used it:
This is a nice lightweight, low friction, way to enable your staff to recognise each other's work and efforts. This should make people happier and more productive at work.
From a gamification point of view this praise feature makes for an effective social mechanic. Click here for wider reading on this subject:
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If you are using Microsoft Teams you should start using this feature across your organisation now.
Help notes and how to use from Microsoft on the Praise feature in Teams:
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