Why is Recognition Important?
Recognition programs are used to:
In this economic climate, it is more critical than ever to make your staff feel recognized for their contributions. Harvard Management Update sought the advice of best-selling author and employee motivation expert Bob Nelson, who has worked with such companies as FedEx, Time Warner, and IBM, on how to best handle this...
"Recognition is most powerful when it's contingent. Companies will bring in doughnuts on Friday and give people cards on their birthday, and all of a sudden you've got an entitlement culture. If you do stuff just to be nice, people end up expecting more. So make recognition contingent upon desired behavior and performance; they'll value the recognition more and you'll get better results." Harvard Business Review
Kelsey, I wanted to let you know that we just received the glass art, and we all absolutely love it! It is everything we were hoping for. I also want to thank you again for all your help in getting this to us on such short notice. You will be the first company I look to next year or for any other glass art.