Props, the new Like button?

The innovators behind Props come up with a fun way of improving work culture.

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HI, I'M ADAM.

I'M CO-FOUNDER OF PROPS.

AND I'M JUSTIN, C.T.O. OF PROPS.

SO, PROPS HELPS COMPANIES SCALE THEIR CULTURE.

WHAT WE DO IS WE HELP THEM CELEBRATE EMPLOYEES THAT ARE DOING EXCEPTIONAL WORK.

FOR EXAMPLE, IF SOMEONE IS PUSHING CODE OR CONTRIBUTING TO THE COMPANY IN A BIG WAY, WE MAKE THEM VISIBLE TO EVERYONE IN THE ENTIRE COMPANY, TO KNOW THAT.

WHERE PROPS COMES FROM IS THAT SOMEONE CAN GIVE PROPS TO SOMEONE ELSE, AND IT KIND OF LIKE FUNCTIONS LIKE THE 'LIKE' BUTTON.

YEAH. WE HOOK INTO THIRD-PARTY APIs, LIKE SALESFORCE, GitHub, AND ZENDESK.

AND THAT INFORMATION IS AUTOMATICALLY PUMPED INTO A TWITTER-LIKE FEED AND ALSO TO THE TVs THROUGHOUT YOUR OFFICE.

ANY TEAM MEMBER CAN ALSO POST A SHOUT-OUT SO YOU CAN HAVE A MORE PERSONAL TOUCH FOR ANYTHING THAT'S NOT TRACKED BY YOUR SERVICES THAT YOU ALREADY PUT IN THERE.

YOU SEE THE GREATEST COMPANIES -- GOOGLE, ZAPPOS, AND SO FORTH -- USING CULTURE TO REALLY DRIVE THEIR BOTTOM LINE.

AND WHAT THEY REALLY, IN THEIR ESSENCE, DO IS TREAT THEIR EMPLOYEES INCREDIBLY.

ONE OF THE KEY FACTORS IS THAT RECOGNITION IS IN THERE.

SIMPLE PUBLIC RECOGNITION IS ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE AND MOST UNDERUTILIZED MANAGEMENT TOOLS.

SO WE'RE KIND OF TRYING TO CAPTURE THAT AND SCALE THAT OUT TO LET EMPLOYEES CELEBRATE.

AND IN ADDITION, EMPLOYEES -- SO, YOU SEE THAT FROM THE COMPANY SIDE, BUT FROM THE EMPLOYEE PERSPECTIVE, YOU ALSO SEE THAT 86% OF EMPLOYEES THAT ARE LEAVING COMPANIES THAT THEY'RE FEELING UNDERRECOGNIZED.

WE HOOK INTO SERVICES THAT AN ORGANIZATION ALREADY USES.

SO, FOR INSTANCE, WHATEVER YOU MIGHT USE TO TRACK POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS, AND AS YOU CLOSE THOSE CUSTOMERS, YOU ENTER INTO WHATEVER SYSTEM, LIKE SALESFORCE, YOU SAY, 'THIS IS A NEW CUSTOMER SOLD.'

JUST AS THAT HAPPENS, OUR SYSTEM WILL AUTOMATICALLY PICK UP ON THAT, AND IT'LL BRING IT INTO THE FEED WHERE PEOPLE CAN THEN GIVE PROPS.

IT'S ESSENTIALLY LIKE YOU'RE JUST GIVING SOMEBODY PROPS, SAYING, LIKE, 'HEY, GOOD JOB CLOSING THAT DEAL' OR 'COMMITTING SOME CODE THAT FIX A CRITICAL ISSUE.'