Merit Money is an application for giving kudos to co-workers. Every Monday each co-worker gets 20 kudos to spend. Undistributed kudos are lost on Sunday at midnight. There is no restrictions. For example Wolly can give 5 kudos to James because he helped him with solving very difficult task. On the other side Sue can give Alice one kudo (or ’x’ kudos) just for the sake of being nice to others. It is up to you. It should be up to you. The more the freedom and free rein, the more powerful the idea is. The idea tries to solve the difficult problem of giving bonuses to employees.
You can find more about Merit Money here.
Successful Use Case
Merit Money app has been implemented with success in Poland-based agile and successful software house, Selleo. Their employees use it on a daily basis.
One of the most awesome momement I look forward to every Monday is to launch the app and see how many kudos I got and for what. Reading colleagues’ comments did raise my overall happiness
says one of the developers.
Management claims that the solution introduced a lot more transparency in the company and that it keeps the team ‘glued’.
Merit Money uses the following and cutting-edge technologies:
- Ruby version 1.9.3
- Rails version 3.2.12
- SQLite with ActiveRecord.
- Template Engine: ERB
- Testing Framework: RSpec and Factory Girl
- Form Builder: SimpleForm
- Authentication: OmniAuth
- Ember Data
- Twitter Bootstrap
- Coffee Script
- Google account for authentication
- Gravatar account (optional)
- Install rvm and ruby 1.9.3
- Fetch repository and run bundle
- cp config/database.yml.example config/database.yml
- rake db:create
- rake db:migrate
- rake db:seed
- rails s and visit localhost:3000
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