Great Place to Work, Clair Hastwell
Organizations with recognition programs had 31% lower voluntary turnover than those without. Source: Bersin by Deloitte
52.5% of employees want more recognition from their immediate manager. Source: Recognition in the Workplace, Quantum Workplace and BambooHR
We want to transform the executive desk card to a digital format so leaders in all walks of life can inspire, encourage and reward individuals and teams through their personal handwritten words in the digital era.
Kevin J Scheid, Founder and CEO, DeskNote LLC
Desk cards have been a staple of personal communications for Presidents, celebrities, clergy and other leaders for hundreds of years. A desk card is personal, it communicates a short message to thank, inspire or encourage the recipient. The art of the desk card is being lost due to our digital age and the rise of impersonal email. DeskNote brings back the art form and allows for personal handwritten messages between leaders and teams anywhere on the globe.
After a 36 year career in Washington and Brussels, Kevin Scheid, an avid user of desk cards, is working with Camber Creative in Orlando, Florida to create an Apple iPad application where users can send their handwritten, personalized DeskNotes to one or many recipients across the globe helping virtual teams connect and accomplishments be more effectively recognized.
In future versions, DeskNote will allow users to send high-end gifts along with their personal DeskNote ranging from a graduation gift for the nephew or a week at a health and wellness spa for the team that just completed a critical project on time and under budget.
Our ultimate goals are to revive and digitize the art of the handwritten personal desk card and elevate the quality of corporate gift giving to improve recognition in business and private life across the globe.