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Discover More Effective Ways to Award Karma Points

Stas Kulesh
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Apr 06, 2023 · 3 mins read
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Karma is a powerful tool that goes beyond just assigning karma points to team members with typewritten commands. In this blog post, we will delve deeper into how you can simplify the process of recognizing your team members with the help of Karma’s reaction and automation features. We will also explore the significance of setting up values, one of the most crucial features in Karma. By utilizing all these features, you can boost a culture of recognition and appreciation within your team that motivates and inspires everyone to do their best.

How to set up and use values within Karma

To effectively align karma with your company’s values, it’s important to understand how to set up and utilize Karma’s Values feature. Administrators have the ability to establish values and associate keywords, allowing individuals to link recognition and appreciation with the company’s vision.

If your company does not yet have established values, you can utilize one of Karma’s preset values and customize it with your preferred color, emoji, and description.

To associate keywords with a value, there are two options available:

  • Add multiple keywords to a value, and Karma will search for matches within each recognition. If a match is identified, the value will be assigned accordingly. If there are similar words for different values, Karma will select the most appropriate match or assign a default value, which can be set by the user.

  • Alternatively, add a single keyword to a value and include it as a hashtag at the end of a recognition. Users can include any relevant keywords as hashtags, and Karma will assign the corresponding value.

Setting values is a simple process that can be accomplished in a few easy steps. It’s recommended to set values as soon as possible to maximize data collection and enhance the quality of the reports.


How to use reactions for automating karma

Karma automation can be achieved through the utilization of reactions, which are based on the reactions that users leave on posts. By setting up reactions, users can grant karma points more easily and in a more automated way.

Configuring reactions within Karma is a straightforward process. Users can add a reaction by selecting an emoji, specifying the reaction type, and indicating the point value for each reaction.

There are two ways to adjust reactions within Karma:

  • Allocate karma points for the first reaction exclusively. In this case, only one karma point will be awarded, even if multiple individuals respond to the post.

  • Allocate karma points for each reaction, with each reaction being equivalent to one karma point. For instance, if ten users react to a post, the person who posted it will receive ten karma points.


How to use automation within the Karma

Automation is the process of setting up a list of trigger words that will automatically trigger a karma point without the need for manually typing the “++” command. Without automation, users normally have to mention the person’s username and then add “++” and a small reason for recognition. With automation, users can set up a phrase that assigns a certain number of karma points and a specific value.

For example, suppose you have set up the trigger phrase “thank you,” which assigns five karma points to the teamwork value. In that case, you only need to mention the person’s username and say, “thank you so much for watching this video and making automation work for your company.” The trigger phrase will automatically assign the five points of karma in the teamwork value to the mentioned user.

Setting up automation is really simple:

  • Add the trigger phrase
  • Assign the number of karma points
  • Assign the value that goes with it

With automation, you can assign karma more quickly and easily, which makes it an excellent way to motivate and reward team members.


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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.