In Praise of Teams


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:
Gamification Social Recognition Search on Google Scholar

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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About the author 

Pete Baikins

Pete Baikins is an international authority on gamification, a lifelong gamer, successful entrepreneur and a lecturer. As CEO of Gamification+ Ltd he mentors and trains companies world-wide on the use of gamification to solve business challenges. Gamification+ won the Board of Trade Award from the UK's Department of International Trade in January 2019.

Pete is co-host of the health gamification podcast Health Points and is also Chair of Gamification Europe, the annual conference for Gamification practitioners.

Pete is an Honorary Ambassador for GamFed (International Gamification Confederation), having previously been the Chair from 2014 to February 2019, whose aim is to spread best practices within and support the gamification industry.

After 15 years as a Lecturer on gamification and entrepreneurship at the University of Brighton he now guest lectures on Gamification at King’s College London and at ESCP Europe at post-graduate and under-graduate levels.

Over the past 20 years Pete has built and sold two businesses. One was in security software and the more recent one was a telecoms and internet connectivity business. He is also an Ambassador for Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce in the UK.

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