The Power of Employee RecognitionBy David Stein on May 27, 2010 in Thought Leadership
Everyday we arrive at work, and quickly get busy with our day. We often forget that little gestures of recognition make a huge impact.
When we take a moment to reflect on the great effort, work, and results that our colleagues deliver, we often realize we don’t say thank you enough. The power of employee recognition is huge. I witnessed this firsthand, when a Rypple user wrote a blog post sharing her experience, and how she felt, when she was recognized for her efforts.
It’s a little thing, and doesn’t really take more than a couple of minutes out of your day, but it can really make a difference. We don’t often get genuine, heartfelt, positive feedback, so it’s really incredibly energizing when we do.
Within our own company, I’ve seen the large impact, and the ongoing positive conversations that occur, when employees are recognized for their achievements.
What do you do to recognize the accomplishments of your team? Do you hand out little gifts? Have an employee of the month plaque? Engage in a formal recognition program?
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