Think of awards as the more formal and structured component of your recognition program. Awards are meant to reinforce your unique culture and represent recognition for outcomes or desirable behavior within teams, departments, or across the entire company.
When you first open the awards page, you will see an invitation to start creating awards. When you click the link to create an award, you will see a dialog box like this:
Awards with Nominations
You may want some awards to accept nominations. When you have at least one award that accepts nominations, a new 'Who Do You Nominate' box will appear on the Awards page. More information about this will be found 'Making and Reviewing Nominations'
Customizing the Award Icon
You can select from a gallery of Motivosity award icons or upload your own. Start this process by clicking on the 'Change' link under the image.
The award owner is the person who gives the award. An award can have multiple owners. Start typing in the 'Who gives this award?' field and start typing the name of a valid Motivosity user in your company.
When you select a schedule for an award, a few things happen. First, if there is money associated with the award, the estimated recognition budget for the company is adjusted. Second, the person giving the award will be reminded to give it out at the right time. For awards that are not regularly given, choose, "No Schedule" from the dropdown.
Awards do not need to have money attached (bragging rights are always a good thing), but if you want a user to receive more money in their 'You can spend' box when they receive the award, select the maximum amount they could receive for this award in this box. Note that when an award owner is giving the award, the dollar amount can be adjusted downward if desired.
If you attach money to the award, you can decide where that money comes from. Does it come from the award owner's 'You can give' bucket, or does it come out of a central budget. If you choose 'The giver', in this example, giving the award to someone would take $10 out of the award owner's giving money. If you choose 'Central budget', then another field will appear that will allow you to control the maximum number of times this award can be given in a year.
Once you are done with this, click 'Create' on the modal and the award is ready to go. Happy awarding.