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Reward Ideas to Motivate Your Team

Stas Kulesh
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May 04, 2023 · 5 mins read
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If you’re looking for ways to unite and engage your team, then this blog post is for you! With Karma Rewards, you can easily “monetize” and “materialize” the karma points received by your team. The Rewards module can be configured to match your company values and the personal characteristics of your employees.

Further, we’ll explore some popular categories of rewards, including goods, experiences, charity, work perks, and gift cards. We’ve also included some directions and examples that have been successfully used by our team and hundreds of Karma’s existing customers. So, read on to learn more about how Karma Rewards can benefit your team and help you create a positive and engaging work culture.

Charity reward ideas

Looking for a way to give back to the community and make a positive impact? Consider offering Charity as a reward option for your team! This category allows your team to donate their earned Karma points to a worthy cause and help make a difference in the world. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Donation to a charity organization of their choice
  • Matching donation to a charity of their choice
  • Sponsor their participation in a charity event (maraphone for instance)
  • Offer a paid day off for volunteering

By offering Charity as a reward option, you can show your team that you value social responsibility and want to make a positive impact on the world. Encourage your team to research and select a cause that they are passionate about and feel proud to support.


Goods and Experiences reward ideas

Let’s dive into the exciting world of Goods and Experiences rewards! This category offers the largest and most diverse range of awards, perfect for pampering employees with different interests and passions. Some popular examples for this category include:

  • Vouchers to their favorite coffee shop
  • Lunch in the restaurant of their choice
  • Relaxing day in spa
  • Weekend getaway
  • Tickets to a movie, concert or sporting event
  • Tech gadgets or accessories, such as noise-canceling headphones or a smartwatch
  • A meal delivery service or meal prep kit subscription
  • A subscription to a streaming service, such as Netflix, Spotify or Hulu
  • Offer them a budget to attend a creativity workshop or class
  • Provide a subscription to a creative magazine or website
  • Subscription boxes for a hobby or interest
  • Online course of subscription to Skillshare
  • A personalized gift basket with their favorite snacks, drinks, and treats
  • A book club subscription or book of the month club membership
  • A personalized photo book or album of their favorite memories at work
  • A language learning program or course
  • A virtual cooking class or wine tasting experience
  • A personalized portrait or caricature of themselves or their pet

Of course, these are just a few ideas to get you started. You can tailor your Goods and Experiences rewards to fit your team’s interests and passions. The possibilities are endless!


Company Merchandise reward ideas

Promote team spirit and show your employees that you value their contributions to the company. Try to personalize your rewards to suit your team’s interests and preferences for maximum impact. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Branded company swag (T-shirts, hats, water bottles, etc.)
  • Customized desk accessories (mug, mouse pad, notebook, etc.)
  • Provide them a company laptop or tablet


Group reward ideas

By offering Group Activities as rewards, you can show your team that you care about their well-being and are invested in their personal and professional growth. Be sure to personalize your rewards to suit your team’s interests and preferences for maximum engagement and participation. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Pizza Party
  • Karaoke Night
  • Bowling Competition
  • Escape Room Experience
  • Artistic/cooking workshop
  • Team building retreat
  • Outdoor adventure activities like hiking, camping, or white-water rafting
  • Happy hour at a local bar or brewery
  • Trivia night at a local restaurant or pub
  • Office Olympics with games like ping-pong, foosball, and darts
  • Virtual game night with online games like Jackbox or Among Us
  • Potluck lunch or picnic in the park
  • Attend a sporting event as a group, like a baseball or soccer game
  • Paintball or laser tag outing


Money and Gift Cards rewards

Money and gift cards are a popular choice for rewards. With gift certificates, employees can select a gift of their own choosing from a variety of marketplaces with a fixed value. This is a hassle-free way to organize the reward, and ensures that the employee receives something they truly want.

  • Offer an extra bonus at the end of a month
  • Choose out of 1,000+ digital gift cards from Tango Cards

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Work perks reward ideas

Why not consider offering Work Perks as rewards! This category offers a range of options to help your employees feel valued and appreciated. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Offer a flexible work schedule or remote work option for a day or two
  • Provide a standing desk or ergonomic office equipment
  • Gym membership or fitness classes
  • Provide a meditation or mindfulness program
  • Personalized recognition, such as a handwritten thank-you note from the CEO, a shout-out in a company-wide newsletter
  • Paid attendance to conferences or workshops
  • Online courses or a membership to a professional association


Wrapping up

Karma`s Rewards feature is a valuable tool that can help you engage your team and build a positive work culture. With a variety of categories you can personalize your rewards to fit your team’s interests and values. Encouraging social responsibility and promoting team spirit are just a few of the benefits that come with implementing Karma Rewards. By offering personalized rewards that show your employees that you value their contributions, you can create a positive work environment that fosters engagement, motivation, and productivity. So, start exploring the possibilities and find the perfect rewards for your team!

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Stas Kulesh
Stas Kulesh
Written by Stas Kulesh
Karma bot founder. I blog, play fretless guitar, watch Peep Show and run a digital design/dev shop in Auckland, New Zealand. Parenting too.