Much has been said about the power of mobile in terms of improving the immediacy and reach of internal communications and indeed facilitate those all important two way communications.
What I'm finding really interesting now is the growing demand for employee recognition apps and whether that somehow reflects the growing trend of the dying annual performance review publicised by the likes of Accenture, GE, Adobe and Netflix to mention a few.
More progressive organisations realise that employees need instant and ongoingperformance management to know when they’re doing a great job or whether they need to make a positive change. What better way than through an app that gives people the ability to express heartfelt acknowledgment for a colleague's contributions and help reinforce and improve performance.
Whether the growth of recognition apps is related to the death of the annual performance review or not, it certainly is a great example of humanising technology and the power of peer to peer.
There is also demand for employee recognition apps. They give colleagues the ability to acknowledge the great work of their peers in front of the company. In the past, the only review that employees received was the direct feedback from their manager. Now, there is an opportunity for team members to have a say on the skills, achievements and expertise of co-workers.