"I think Hi5 has got magic potential to really be able to affect the culture in a business. With the South African culture affirmation is not a very commonplace, naturally-occurring thing and I think Hi5 is a tool that we can use to encourage affirmation. Of all of the aspects of working together and living together, affirmation can bring out the best in people. My co-workers like it because it gives them the opportunity to recognise one another. Sometimes being recognised by your peers is actually more valuable than being recognised by your managers. Oftentimes stuff happens that you as a manager don't know about but your peers do know about. Affirmation is something that can be neglected if there isn't some sort of mechanism to reinforce it, so we run a monthly awards session where we give the person a Hi5 trophy and they get a voucher as well. I think that gives them an opportunity to refresh and remember that affirmation is important." - Steven Korsten, Managing Director
"I like Hi5 because it gives you the opportunity to thank people more than what you would usually do on a daily basis. I think my colleagues like that it brings them together and it gives extra motivation and rewarding." - Nadine Defief, Validation Specialist
"Hi5 gives you the opportunity to affirm your employees & colleagues to tell someone what a nice person they are at work and outside of work. My colleagues like Hi5, because you always like feeling that you are appreciated for what you do because in the end it's hard work and when you're appreciated, then it feels like it's all worth it." - D'Niel Rossouw, Junior Chemical Engineer
"What I like about Hi5 is that it's spreading awareness of people doing a great job at our company. You don't necessarily know what people are doing elsewhere on other sites with other clients and all of a sudden you see, when you go onto Hi5, that everyone else has been Hi5'ing and then you know, 'Wow, this guy is doing a great job here.' It's a cool concept to spread the happiness around and to know what's happening in the company. My colleagues like it, because everyone loves good fun and games especially with the GIFs that we are able to add there. After a long week, it makes the end of your week a lot better when you get a notification email saying, 'Hey, you got a Hi5!' You can see that people appreciate what you've done and you can have a good laugh about anything that's happened as well." - Matthew Clare, Project Engineer
"What I love about Hi5 is that it creates a sense of cohesion, so it brings the team together."
"People are happier and they are willing to give each other feedback, which we didn't have before."
"It works for our business and it really has driven an amazing culture through the team."
"Hi5 motivates us; it gives us a positive outlook about ourselves, because other people are seeing it."
"Hi5 has been a breath of fresh air - it's easy, it's quick and gives immediate feedback."
“It pushes you to actually give recognition, which you wouldn’t usually do.”