One-MinT stands for One-Minute-Thanks.
One-MinT a highly scalable B2B app which makes thanking colleagues fun and effective, and can help democratize CSR decisions.
As the name indicates, One-MinT needs only one-minute to thank colleagues. Because thanking someone with our app adds points to oneself and to the person thanked, there is additional incentive for expressing gratitude. When expressing thanks, the intention of the gratitude is emphasized. From the perspective of the individual, expressing gratitude does not automatically lead to individual gain, but they know their actions help support their favorite social cause. This helps detract abuse of the app. However, there is flexibility for the company to honor/reward those employees/departments which receive/show most expressions of gratitude. This option can help drive usage among a subset of employees. The UI is attractive and interactive. The UX is intuitive and seamless. Gamification and slack integration option help adoption and sustained usage.
EXPRESSING GRATITUDE THROUGH ONE-MINT
App landing page shows an interactive hourglass, which acts as a live gratitude meter of the organization (everytime someone in the organization thanks someone, a heart falls down into the bottom half of the hourglass). This meter can be reset every week/month as needed. There are only two items in the menu- One-MinT and In-MinT.
Clicking on One-MinT leads to a page which allows the employee to send her gratitude to a colleague. There are two parameters to fill: Who to thank and Why. In this page there is also a small hourglass (personal meter of thanks), which keeps track of how much gratitude this employee has expressed. Everytime she thanks someone: a heart falls into the bottom half of her personal hourglass, another falls in the hourglass of the person being thanked (which shows up as a notification for them), and another heart into the company's hourglass.
Clicking on the In-MinT button leads to an inspirational page with multimedia content to inspire gratitude.
The app keeps track of the number of acts of gratitude of individuals, departments and the company. The organization can choose to reward those who express/receive most gratitude (eg a paid day off, or being acknowledged in a company email), but the incentivization will be moderated such that it minimizes intentional abuse. (An interesting option for the organization is to create Gratitude-Boxes that allow these winners to randomly choose a gift, which will give a 50% chance of winning something for themselves and a 50% chance of winning something for a charity). At the end of the year, the employee can donate these gratitude points to a cause of their choice. The organization now has employee mandate in their CSR choices!
The app is highly scalable. The app can be paired with gratitude training/compassion training programs and hackathons (like the ones we offer www.compassionleaders.com) to kickstart and retain the cultural shift toward gratitude.
There are several intrinsic and extrinsic incentives for the usage of the app. 1. The person who gives thanks and the person who receives thanks accrue gratitude points. The person who has received the most gratitude points in a given time frame (weekly, monthly etc) will be rewarded. To balance against the misuse of the app, we have created the idea of a 'gratitude-box' with an unique 50-50 option as described in the User Experience. This adds a gamification element to the gratitude process as well. 2. The tie in-to CSR links every day acts of thanking to a bigger social impact on a cause of their choice 3. Finally, there is the public validation of being recognized in a open forum for actions that may otherwise escape notice.
An additional motivational element is the online/live gratitude-training that we plan to create as a prelude/support to the app (modeled after some of the other curriculum we have developed: https://www.compassionleaders.com/curriculum). This can help identify our 'gratitude-ambassadors' who can help drive adoption of the app within the organization.
AS A REFERENCE
We have created the core elements of this technology as a multiplatform, SaaS app for nurturing compassionate workpalces. So it will be easy to build with primary effort around the UX and UI components.