“My people ❤️ EngageWith”- How a product design agency is building a positive, people-centric culture while working remotely.

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Company profile:

 

Hybreed is a design and development agency specializing in web and mobile-friendly platforms. They help companies design an array of incredible digital products, websites, and integrated services. 

 

Number of employees:

25+

 

Industry:

Technology

HQ:
Navi Mumbai, India

 

Challenges:

 

  • Build a culture of recognition for their remote team

  • Keep employee motivation levels high 

  • Build employee engagement and cross-team collaboration

 

 

 

Solutions:

 

Detailed study:

We got on a call with Ajit, Co-Founder of Hybreed. Here’s a brief of our discussion. 

 

“Being a remote company, EngageWith helped us build a great culture of recognition.”

 

We needed something solid to keep employee motivation and morale high while working from home. That’s when I came across EngageWith. Within a month of usage, We saw a difference in the way people connect on a psychological level.

Recognition is essential in building a great workplace culture. This becomes even more important in a remote setup where employees hardly meet their peers face-to-face. 

Ajit revealed, “We needed something solid to keep employee motivation and morale high in the early days of work-from-home. That’s when I came across EngageWith. Within a month of usage, We saw a difference in the way people connect on a psychological level.”

Timely appreciation helps employees zoom out – reminding them why their work matters and how they make a difference in the bigger picture. 

“Initially, we followed a top-down adoption, where managers recognize their team members. This way, we made everyone get used to the system in place.”

“After a week, these Kudos and Shout-outs started to flow peer-to-peer. Anyone who comes across their peer’s good work – goes straight to EngageWith and gives them Kudos. In short, this has made my employees feel special..”

When you can trust your coworkers and know that they have your back, it creates a beautiful environment that is warm, friendly, and collaborative.

“Being a remote company, EngageWith was all we needed to build a dream company culture. But the funny part is, we never knew it until we used it,” joked Ajit. 

“Recognition makes my people more productive. It spurs innovation, satisfaction, and motivation – aiding them to give their best.”

 

With peer-to-peer recognitions, our collective group morale has increased significantly. As a result, a sense of positivity flows across teams, naturally building a culture in the process.

Highly engaged employees are beneficial for workplaces in every way: they’re great performers, they’re connected and committed, and they are willing to go above and beyond their roles. 

When leaders understand the true purpose of recognition, it improves employee morale on an individual level. 

Ajit adds, “With peer-to-peer recognitions, our collective group morale has increased significantly. As a result, a sense of positivity flows across teams, naturally building a culture in the process.”

It is an accepted fact that when employees come to work feeling safe, and their work makes a difference – they will naturally feel more engaged and productive.


“At the end of the day, employees know that their work is being deeply valued. In essence, workers feel an increased sense of well-being and job satisfaction.”

 

It’s no wonder that successful organizations worldwide prioritize engagement through recognition.

 

“My personal favorite is when we tag the COMPANY VALUE along with recognitions given. It adds better relevance and drives my people towards a common goal.”

Recognition becomes meaningful when tied to a specific accomplishment or business objective. 

Ajit added, “We have pre-built company values such as – Execution is the metric, Own your work, Empathy starts at home and more. And every time a recognition goes out, my people tag these values along with it.”

When recognizing employees, explaining what the recognition is for help employees relate recognition to their daily tasks. This encourages continued performance that aligns with the company’s vision.

“This way, everyone in my company knows what our core company values are. And it has helped my people thrive towards a common goal,” added Ajit. 

“And their customer support is by far THE best I have ever seen. They also help us with many culture-building ideas whenever we go out of depth. REALLY IMPRESSIVE”

We built EngageWith for users like you. And we are always committed to giving our best 

Ajit enthusiastically revealed, “We’ve got a common Slack channel where we post our doubts, queries, or concerns. Trust me, they get answered and solved in less than 30 minutes.”

“They also help us with many ideas around building a great company culture.” 

Ajit also added, “Unlike other companies, people at EngageWith help us at every step of our journey in building a people-centric approach. I repeat, we never knew EngageWith was all we wanted until we used it!”

Love to build your dream company culture for your remote team?

Prasanna Venkatesh

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