Recognize a Job Well Done

The more you recognize experience-centric behaviours, the more likely will be repeated. 


Objective of Recognizing a Job Well Done

IT workers are people (except for bots) who feel good when publicly recognized for having done a great job. By recognizing work well done regularly, you increase the likelihood that other IT team members naturally start thinking about how they can be more experience-driven in their daily work.

Impact of Recognizing a Job Well Done

Recognizing good experience-centric work helps embed experience management across the IT organization. You will get more motivated IT workers with a greater sense of purpose that seek to do an even better job in their next interaction with end-users.

About this ITXM Best Practice

Tuna Oczer / Ahlstrom-Munksjö
Pasi Nikkanen / HappySignals

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2nd February 2023

What is Recognizing a Job Well Done about?

It's a small but impactful practice that over time, contributes to a human-centric IT culture. Publicly showing feedback where end-users thank members of IT by name is motivating and an excellent counterbalance to looking at escalations  and managing negative feedback.

This process has been made easy in HappySignals by collecting all the positive mentions into one place and enabling the sharing of them with a broader audience. This helps create a motivating and positive atmosphere for IT workers. 

Why would you create a practice to Recognize a Job Well Done?

Usually, IT is very focused on problems and who did something wrong. That is important to keep improving, but what creates motivation and purpose is when you share all the positive feedback each team member receives. It’s gratifying to get your name mentioned by a colleague when you have helped them out or allowed them to save time on their daily work.

Effective strategies for behavioral changes support the best practice of recognizing well-done work. It moves some of the focus from avoiding SLA breaches to providing a good experience for end-users.


When would you start practicing to Recognize a Job Well Done?

When you begin IT Experience Management and start collecting end-user feedback, it's recommended to start doing this. It's a simple process that can provide quick and visible results for ITXM, particularly in a service desk context.
The best practice would be to combine this activity with the Weekly Operational Meeting, such that it becomes a natural part of weekly work.

How to run a Job Well Done process?

Review the free text feedback that mentions IT team members by name and highlight those in your Weekly Operational Meeting with the whole IT team.

Additionally, compile a monthly list of these highlights and share it with IT Leaders to give them visibility into the good efforts of IT workers.


HappySignals automatically finds people's names from positive comments. This saves time and makes recognizing team members a joy.