Jay’s Patented Blue Ribbon of Awesomeness

This, is Jay’s Patented Blue Ribbon of Awesomeness:


I created it probably five or so years ago and included it whenever I sent an email thanking or congratulating a colleague for doing good work and exceeding my expectations.

It’s a little tongue-in-cheek, obviously, but it’s always well received.

Since I created it my workplace has implemented a platform specifically for peer-to-peer recognition and the ribbon has truly found its spiritual home.

For a little while though I’ve been feeling that the ribbon is getting a little long in the tooth and I’ve been trying to come up with a new idea to replace it. I have no new ideas.

Recently our recognition platform of choice added the ability to attach videos to recognition moments instead of just pictures. Sold. I took a few hours one afternoon last week and crafted a masterpiece:

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