Empowering Employee Connections: Airspeed Unveils AI Features and Awards for Workplace Engagement

By Brianna Ruelas Brianna Ruelas has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on March 25, 2024

Airspeed, a platform dedicated to fostering employee connections and recognition, has introduced  AI capabilities and workplace-centric awards in the wake of a shifting workplace landscape. These innovations empower companies to analyze and act on their cultural data while acknowledging employee achievements.

The workplace has evolved dramatically in recent years, with remote work becoming increasingly prevalent. However, this transition has often led to dispersed teams and a sense of disconnect among employees. Companies need to recognize the importance of fostering authentic team connections, particularly amidst changing work dynamics.

Airspeed’s AI awards uplevel the recognition process by automatically generating awards based on previous acknowledgments, providing a seamless way for companies to celebrate their employees’ contributions consistently. This addresses a crucial need identified in a 2023 Gallup report, highlighting workers’ declining sense of purpose and the importance of regular recognition in fostering engagement and productivity.  The article suggests that organizations should prioritize communication, connection, and trust-building efforts to bridge this gap. Strategies such as clear goal-setting, regular check-ins, and fostering a sense of belonging are recommended to enhance remote workers’ engagement and alignment with organizational goals.

The recently launched  AI capabilities empower users to facilitate informed decision-making and foster a sense of belonging. From identifying common interests to recognizing top performers, the features offer insights that drive meaningful interactions and collaboration.

The  AI features launched will allow users to prompt Airspeed AI and ask culture-related questions, such as:

  • What are the most common interests across the company? If you were planning a team-building activity, you could use this to guide you into scheduling a virtual cooking class.
  • What cities have 5+ team members? This could help you set up in-person team events or find the best place for an offsite.
  • What was the top company value used in Shoutouts? Find out which of your values resonate the most with the team, and see your team living the values.
  • Who received the most Shoutouts in Q1? See who’s receiving recognition and what they’re being recognized for. You can also see which managers are giving recognition and who are not, which is a great opportunity for coaching.

Pat Wadors, Chief People Officer of UKG, spoke to us about Airspeed’s innovative approach, “I’ve never seen anything like Airspeed’s AI Awards before. Applying AI to the problem of company culture and employee connection couldn’t be more timely. A company’s most valuable asset is its people, and great CEOs and CPOs are focusing on being more deliberate about the tools and processes they use to retain their best people.”

This announcement from Airspeed comes after the launch of Coffee Talk in 2023. Coffee Talk leverages AI to intentionally connect colleagues for meaningful virtual coffee meetups. By providing a comprehensive suite of interconnected apps, Airspeed simplifies the process of building and nurturing a vibrant company culture.

By Brianna Ruelas Brianna Ruelas has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Brianna Ruelas is a Dallas-based account executive and news desk editor at Grit Daily. She is also a motivational speaker and singer, creative cultivator, and bestselling author. Reach her at [email protected].

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