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Recognition, Attention, Being Noticed, Appreciation. Whatever you call it, we NEED it, we crave it. We also should be providing it to those we care about. Recognition is one of the greatest tools we have at our disposal, usually at little or no personal cost.
An on-going survey from Gallup has data illustrating that organizations with the most engaged employees has employees who received recognition or praise for doing good work at least once in the past seven days. To nurture great relationships among family, friends, and others in your life, recognition makes both parties feel good.
Like most things, recognition can be taken overboard, done half-heartedly, cause bitterness, or ignored. This mind map illustrates some of the components about recognition.
Here are some tips to make recognition great:
BE SPECIFIC mentioning the action that made the recognition worth noting
state the IMPORTANCE of the action
state the IMPACT on all facets that were positively effected
REFER to your organizational values, core values, etc.
discuss the positive customer impact
reward the recognition commiserate with the value created, do not be miserly or overly generous
does the recipient prefer public or private recognition
if public, does your culture embrace positive recognition or are you looking to get to that stage
don’t just give recognition because it is someone’s turn
can you give gifts?
make the action receiving recognition part of your organization’s story, promotes the action trying to incorporate into culture
Be a better leader, parent, child, grandparent, great-grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, teammate, co-worker, supervisor, coach, etc.
If you would like Ron to work with your organization, call at 513.330.0319.