Most employee recognition programs fail to achieve the objective: employee engagement. Rather than make employees excited to come to work, many recognition programs (with the best-of-intentions) encourage the opposite. We have conducted hundreds of experiments to optimize & gamify Employee Recognition programs - incorporating lessons from our F1000 clients, sports and our own employees. We will cover the three biggest mistakes in building Recognition programs & how to avoid.
Thomas Fuller is the Chief of Engineering at Next Jump, Inc. (NxJ). Tom joined Next Jump in October 1999 and helped grow the business though the first dot-com bubble to over 150 employees. A few years later, Next Jump survived the dot-com bust however shrunk down to just 4 employees in January of 2002. Tom was part of the 4-person surviving team and, since 2002, has lead the development of the company's e-commerce platform. Today, NxJ is generating over a billion dollars in annual sales. In addition, he has helped build the company back to 200 employees. Experts have called Next Jump the Demonstration Project, proving the combination of caring for your employees and helping them grow as human beings is possible while making money and helping the world become a better place. Next Jump believes this is a pre-requisite in today’s human capital economy and calls it Better Me + Better You = Better Us.