Empowering Forms of Recognition

Everyone wants to be recognized. It’s a great feeling. It’s one of those feelings that motivates us to work harder. It probably shouldn’t be our primary source of motivation, but it is definitely a great support to our motivation. It gives us that little “oomph” when things become difficult. For recognition to be empowering, we need to consider how and what it means to the receiver. There are two forms of recognition: affirmation and appreciation. Affirmation & Appreciation Affirmation is letting you know that you are on the right track, or that the work you have done was done well, or that you have achieved a skill. Today my kids… Read More

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Employee Recognition Stats

Employee Recognition in the details is key to Employee Engagement

The number one reason for employees to leave their job is that they don’t feel appreciated. In fact, studies show senior managers view employee recognition programs as an investment rather than an expense. WorldAtWork – Trends in Employee Recognition 2013 Report Recognition in the details is key to Employee Engagement.  Sadly, from the WorldAtWork Report data, about 2 out of 3 employees receive no recognition for their hard work. Feedback is crucial for an employee’s growth. Recognition enhances feedback by transforming it into constructive criticism.  Feedback with recognition affirms a sense of accomplishment in the work being performed.  For this reason, it is important to be on point and accurate… Read More

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