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Before I continue, I'm sure some people (particularly current colleagues) reading this at the time of writing will think... is Lee talking about Babylon[^4] and why he's leaving? Is he airing his laundry? Emphatically, I am not :) but let's talk about Babylon anyway.

When I joined Babylon in early 2019, one of the first things I did after settling in was, well, 'make a name for myself' on Slack. Because of course, HipChat stopped being a thing in 2019. I wanted to take that positivity I experienced at Typeform, in Barcelona, and see if something similar could happen in London. I made a gratitude channel and basically name-dropped colleagues, explaining what I appreciated through the onboarding process and the initial few weeks. Little did I know a similar scheme was being built in parallel and not long after, we got our Feel Good Fridays, which accompanied a huge list of collated messages of gratitude, recognition, and acknowledgement from one colleague to another.
When I joined Babylon in early 2019, one of the first things I did after settling in was, well, 'make a name for myself' on Slack. Because of course, HipChat stopped being a thing in 2019. I wanted to take that positivity I experienced at Typeform, in Barcelona, and everything I'd learned and loved since, and see if something similar could happen in London. I made a gratitude channel and basically name-dropped colleagues, explaining what I appreciated through the onboarding process and the initial few weeks. Little did I know a similar scheme was being built in parallel and not long after, we got our Feel Good Fridays, which accompanied a huge list of collated messages of gratitude, recognition, and acknowledgement from one colleague to another.

Honestly, I live for that shit :D I love public displays of recognition because, so often, this stuff never happens until you're gone and people miss whatever you did that made them so happy or grateful. Just a simple line of text with thank you or an explanation, along with hundreds of other similar lines meant for other people, that everybody could read through and really share in that celebration of each other, not just success.