Focusing solely on supervisors and managers to support and communicate appreciation to their staff often is an unrealistic goal that creates problems when it isn’t attainable.
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Now that we are fully into 2017 and facing long, dark winter days with few days off from work, leaders need to take a hard look at how to support and encourage team members. This is the time of year (especially for those who like sunlight) that people often drag themselves through the day.
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The word is out on the street — the vast majority of employee recognition programs aren’t working. In interacting with HR professionals and corporate trainers across the country, the report from both professionals and front-line workers is that employee recognition is generally not having a positive impact on employees or workplace morale.
We’ve found that one very effective way to make government employees’ daily lives better is to teach them how to communicate authentic appreciation to one another in the ways that are meaningful to each individual.
Being noticed and remembered is essential to building your personal brand. A lack of gratitude and generosity can also make you memorable—but for all the wrong reasons.
The holidays are a natural time to look back on the year and take stock of everything you have to be grateful for – and hopefully one of those things is a group of awesome coworkers who support you at your job! If so, take the time to show them just how much you appreciate… Read more »
Aspiring front-line managers often ask me, “What would you do as a front-line manager the first week on the job.” I tell them I would start having conversations with my team members that foster emotional connections. The first questions I would ask my direct reports are, “What is your personality and temperament, what are strengthsRead… Read more »
The other day I realized it is unusual for people to be told they are appreciated. The revelation came about from my offering a compliment to the person responsible for the logistics of my meetings and events. The comment was: people do not appreciate the effort required to have a perfect meeting – if itRead… Read more »
May is the month we recognize and remember several aspects of our military: Military Spouse Appreciation Day (May 10) is a recent recognition of their support.Armed Forces Day (May 18) recognizes those currently in service.Memorial Day (May 27) recognizes those who died in war. Memorial Day began as women, individually and in clubs, decorated theRead… Read more »