meaningful employee recognition

Creating Meaningful Employee Recognition that Motivates and Resonates

Like the TSA announcements at airports – “see something, say something”, you might think when you see positive behaviors by your peers or employees, you should automatically recognize them for great work. Put the brakes on before you steamroll your good recognition intentions! It’s mission critical to learn your employees’ and colleagues’ likes, preferences and needs before you acknowledge them for their wonderful achievements. Your focus should be to create meaningful employee recognition that motivates and resonates…. Read More»

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Why Are You Recognizing Employees in the First Place?

Many companies and organizations set themselves up with recognition and reward programs aimed at recognizing employees without putting thought behind why they do so. To quote Simon Sinek from his thought-provoking book, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action: “There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate […] Read moreRead More»

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Recognition and Rewards Are Two Different Things

It’s about time someone demystified and explained the differences between recognition and reward. Recognition and reward are two completely different things and are used for different purposes. Some people and their organizations tend to see the two as being one and the same. I’ve seen way too many managers and employees not understanding either the subtle, or even the more obvious, differences between rewards and recognition. Unfortunately, even professional and industry trade associations perpetuate the problem with no uniform vocabulary or definition…. Read More»

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