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Kudos

Learn how to get started with kudos.


Install kudos from app directory and start using it by connecting your Slack.

Features

Visit this link to learn about kudos use cases.

  • 🌟 Daily acknowledgment: Foster team recognition by awarding up to 5 kudos geams to your colleagues each day – you have the flexibility to set the daily gem limits.
  • 📈 Kudos tally: Keep track of your gems anytime on Slack and stay updated through your team's scoreboard. Spotlight the most recognized members in your public kudos channel.
  • 🎁 Kudos shop: Swap your gems for various rewards, ranging from gift cards to shared team experiences.

How to get started

Step 1. Install kudos

Visit kudos in app directory and click Install button at top right corner.

Install kudos

Step 2. Connect to Slack

After installing the app, you'll be prompted to connect your Slack workspace.

Connections for kudos

Complete Slack connection

If you have not connected your Slack workspace, you can click Connect near Slack connection.

Slack connection

You can also add your Slack workspace by navigating to Workspace settings page from left menu and then switching to Slack workspace tab.

If you do not see Workspace settings page, contact with your workspace admin.

Step 3. Invite your team

Go to the Permissions tab of your app and add users or groups via + Add permission button. If you can't find the users you want to add, ensure they have been invited to your Actioner workspace.

Permissions for kudos

Inviting everyone

To enable all users in your Actioner worksapce to run the workflows in your app, add Everyone as Runner.

How to give kudos

Once you install the app, you are ready to show your appreciation in your Slack workspace.

Give kudos to a co-worker privately

In Slack, call Actioner by typing /actioner and then select Give kudos 💎. Select your teammate, enter how many gems you want to give and optionally add your personal message. Your colleague will receive a DM from Actioner, showing the kudos message from you.

Give kudos by mentioning your co-worker

For a public shout-out, mention your colleague and include the 💎 gem emoji in your message. Do not forget to invite Actioner to your channel!

Give kudos with 💎 gem emoji

React with 💎 gem emoji to a colleague's message in your team channel. Do not forget to invite Actioner to your channel!

How to view your score

To see how many gems you've, call Actioner by typing /actioner and then select My kudos 💎.

How to check your daily limit

To see how many gems you've left for the day, call Actioner by typing /actioner and then select Check daily limit.

How to view scoreboard

To view the top awardees and top givers, call Actioner by typing /actioner and then select Scoreboard.

Kudos shop

Kudos shop allows your team to use their gems to redeem a variety of rewarding options, from gift cards to team-building activities and more.

Redeeming rewards with your gems

When you're ready to get a reward with your gems,

  1. In Slack, call Actioner by typing /actioner and then select Kudos shop.

  2. Select Redeem option for the item you want to spend your gems on.

Adding an item to shop

If you're a shop manager, call Actioner by typing /actioner and then select Add shop item. When someone redeems their gems, Actioner sends a DM to shop managers and informs them about the purchase.

Deleting an item from shop

If you're a shop manager, call Actioner by typing /actioner and then select Delete shop item.

Kudos settings

Daily gem limits

By default, each user can give a maximum of 5 💎 gems every day. You can update the limit directly from config or by using AI with documentation.

Updating daily limit from config

Go to Configs tab and then open kudos_settings. Update day_limit parameter and apply your changes.

Updating daily limit from documentation

  1. Go to Documentation tab of your app and open Kudos Settings.

  2. Update Weekly kudos limit and save your change.

  3. Navigate to Configs tab of your app, open kudos_settings and then click on Generate config with AI button on the right panel.

  4. This will use Kudos Settings document you just updated and generate the new version of your config. When your config is ready, click Preview config button at bottom right and apply the changes after reviewing them.

Scoreboard notifications

This app also introduces automated scoreboard notifications highlighting top 3 kudos receivers & givers in the last week and in the last month.

To update when to get scoreboard notifications, go to Jobs tab of your app and then open Monthly scoreboard or Weekly scoreboard. Edit the time the job will run and save your changes.

You can also update the notification channel directly from config or by using AI with documentation.

Updating notification channel from config

Go to Configs tab and then open kudos_settings. Update scoreboard_channel parameter with your channel's name and apply your changes.

Updating notification channel from documentation

  1. Go to Documentation tab of your app and open Kudos Settings.

  2. Update Scoreboard channel and save your change.

  3. Navigate to Configs tab of your app, open kudos_settings and then click on Generate config with AI button on the right panel.

  4. This will use Kudos Settings document you just updated and generate the new version of your config. When your config is ready, click Preview config button at bottom right and apply the changes after reviewing them.

Shop managers

Shop managers are the users with the permission to add new items to your shop or remove outdated ones. You can update shop managers directly from config or by using AI with documentation.

Updating managers from config

Go to Configs tab and then open kudos_settings. Update shop_managers with the emails of your preferred users and apply your changes.

Updating managers from documentation

  1. Go to Documentation tab of your app and then open Kudos Settings.

  2. Update the emails of your shop managers on Kudos Shop section and save your change.

  3. Navigate to Configs tab of your app, open kudos_settings and then click on Generate config with AI button on the right panel.

  4. This will use Kudos Settings document you just updated and generate the new version of your config. When your config is ready, click Preview config button at bottom right and apply the changes after reviewing them.

Silent mode

By default, Actioner sends separate thread messages each time a user gives kudos to a colleague. If you find these messages noisy, you may enable silent mode. Note that, in silent mode, your team continues to receive DMs for private kudos.

You can update silent mode directly from config or by using AI with documentation.

Updating silent mode from config

Go to Configs tab and then open kudos_settings. Update silent_mode parameter and apply your changes.

Updating silent mode from documentation

  1. Go to Documentation tab of your app and open Kudos Settings.

  2. Update Silent mode and save your change.

  3. Navigate to Configs tab of your app, open kudos_settings and then click on Generate config with AI button on the right panel.

  4. This will use Kudos Settings document you just updated and generate the new version of your config. When your config is ready, click Preview config button at bottom right and apply the changes after reviewing them.