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THE GRATITUDE POSTMAN

At the end of each week, on Friday’s after lunch, a cart delivers gestures of gratitude from peers through the week. + Add-on App

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During the week you fill the cart with notes / details / food / etc along with notes of gratification to the people you want. At the end of each week, on Fridays after lunch, the cart goes through the office delivering the small gifts and notes generating similes and a friendly environment.

Every time you make a gesture of gratification the receiver gives you a smiley which is added to your “battery” level on the add-on app of the Gratitude Postman.

Idea Title

THE GRATITUDE POSTMAN

How the Idea will inspire the experience and expression of gratitude within an organization.

THE POSITIVE EFFECTS OF GRATITUDE ARE BIDIRECTIONAL.
CONFIDENCE BUILDING IS A KEY INGREDIENT IN DEVELOPING A GRATITUDE CULTURE
FOOD MAKES YOUR SENSES FEEL THE GRATITUDE.
THERE HAS TO BE A PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE BEFORE YOU GIVE GRATITUDE

Who are you innovating for?

People in office spaces or in small groups working together.

What type of workplaces are you innovating for?

Offices and co-working spaces

How you envision the Idea being introduced to your selected organization?

A team member must be selected each week to do the postman role, a cart must be purchased or a place to store the gratitude forms and handed to each recipient on Fridays

What obstacles, if any, do you foresee in implementing this Idea, and how would they be overcome?

Food can perish, people can steal the presents.
Having food bought on the same day.
Having a trust culture in the space.

How will you test and prototype your solution?

Doing a prototype test of the actual project with a small size company or group who work together.

What immediate next steps will you take if you receive an implementation grant.

We could positively impact company's cultures and develop a more healthy office life in order for people to be happy and grateful to their peers.

By learning from people and tailoring it towards a complete solution while putting it into action.

At what stage of development is your Idea?

  • Research & Early Testing: You are exploring an idea, gathering inspiration and information needed to test it with real users.

Please describe from where your Idea emerged

We went to the venture cafe weekly gathering to gather answers of the most important questions around gratitude and then gathered insights based on these answers

Tell us about yourself

I am Matteo , am really interested in design thinking and helping the world be a better place, I want to focus on business design.
Daniella Calmet is product designer and entrepreneur who runs an adventure accessory brand, she is passionate about design. She believes human-centered design is a great way to connect with the essence of life and always focuses on the positive side of every situation

Where are you / your team located?

Miami, FL / Lima, Peru

Tell us about your experience

Great reception of people at the venture cafe

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Photo of Ishita Garg
Team

Love the idea of a physical cart delivering Thank You notes and such in an office space!
I would have preferred the recipients to have a physical return note option, if they choose, than a digital smiley, as notes are so rare nowadays.
The battery level indicator in the app seems to attempt gamification of gratitude, which defeats its purpose in my opinion.
Congrats on a great idea!

Photo of Juan Manning
Team

Amazing concept. Solid idea and passionate team. Can't wait to hear more!

Photo of Nate
Team

Cool idea! Maybe can integrate it with a food delivery app so you can purchase goodies for other people! This is a great springboard into what could become a positive work habit.

Photo of Manu DC
Team

Go Saurio!

Photo of Dolly Cox
Team

I love your insight "the effects of gratitude are bilateral" ... effectively, looking at the world with eyes of gratitude makes our day joy increase, makes us happy people ... congratss for your idea guys, this fantastic. Its a good collaboration for OpenIDEO 

Photo of Daniella Calmet
Team

One of the most interesting parts was to get our insights after reading analyze and group the post-its full of experiences about gratitude.
OpenIDEO 

Photo of Isabella CCL
Team

Love this idea! congrats Daniella Calmet & Matteo Cappelleti