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As we go about our daily routines, it is easy to forget the positive impact of telling a coworker thank you for their contribution to the work experience. Expressing this gratitude does not have to be extensive, it could be a short e-mail or a quick word in passing, but it is so important.
Workplace recognition is a powerful tool. Each person responds to their preferred type of acknowledgment. Learn the different ways to recognize your employees.
Mark Twain said: ’I can live for two weeks on a good compliment.’ The same can be said for an employee who receives appropriate appreciation from their supervisor.
Employee recognition programs work when they are used to recognize and reward achieving performance goals. Recognition, however, does not work well when organizations try to use large organizational programs to make employees feel valued individually.
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Let me share five guiding principles that can help appreciation “stick” in your workplace.
The need for appreciation is expressed in a variety of countries and cultures. You can’t miss the mark by saying “thanks” for a job well done, regardless of the cultural background of your colleagues!
We have found that following a few simple tips can make the use of words more effective in showing appreciation and encouragement to colleagues (and help you avoid some common errors, as well).
In many cases, recognition programs actually are backfiring and creating negative reactions among team members. In fact, the three most common reactions I receive from employees when they talk about “employee recognition” are apathy, sarcasm, and cynicism.