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
I wanted to thank you both for all your help with our awards for the National Sales meeting. They all looked perfect and your extra help and last minute response to changes was wonderful (Not to mention Margie driving the awards to Las Vegas)! I also loved all the goodies you sent us! What a neat idea. I have my paperweight on the desk and enjoy my coffee mug.
Thanks again for everything!,