# Kudo Cards
By using Kudo Cards, people can express their gratitude very easily. Kudo Cards are a written and publicly recognize a colleague for something he/she has contributed to the team. The cards can be given cross through organizations, teams and departments. It is a transparent manner to mitigate hierarchical barriers and to encourage everyone to offer open feedback and to publicly show appreciation.
Kudo Cards are simple instruments to break the traditional hierarchical organizational systems. Receiving a Kudo Card can highly motivate and show appreciation. Studies have revealed that people are substantially more motivated by receiving an honest 'thank you' than a financial reward.
Order the Kudo Cards from the Management 3.0 website and put them on a free place within the team's space/organization, so that everyone can access them. The cards are categorized and can be written by anyone at any time. It's also nice to find a wall – the Kudo wall – where people can stick their received cards, in order to make them public and spread the 'appreciation–virus' through the entire organization.
Agile coach/agile master
The entire organization, agile teams, stakeholders, any department
Open feedback and shown appreciation
kudo cards, a free wall within the working area/open space /whiteboard