How To Overcome the Biggest Excuse for Not Giving Recognition

How to overcome the biggest excuse for not giving recognition. There are lots of barriers to recognition. We'll discuss them and deal with that BIG one too.

Posted by Rideau, Inc. on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Here’s my latest Facebook Live on How To Overcome the Biggest Excuse for Not Giving Recognition.

I address some of the common barriers that managers have with recognition. And then I challenge the most common reason given. Is it a valid reason or an escapist excuse? Find out in the broadcast.

 

Give People Social Badges To Increase Engagement

If any of you were ever in Boy Scouts or Girl Guides, or you currently have children in these programs now, you’ll be familiar with merit badges.

A merit badge is typically a round or geometric shaped material badge, with a symbolic image, representing more than a 100 achievement areas. You can learn about sports, crafts, trades, the outdoors, business and many other areas.

They are awarded to youth based on fulfilling a required list of activities and study in any chosen area.

Does anyone remember when Microsoft® Xbox 360 came on the scene back in 2005? That is when they first introduced the idea of digital badges as an achievement system within online games.

Badges are all the rage in the world of gamification with playing video games and online learning.

Today, digital badges use visual representation of real-world accomplishments such as running marathons or with certifying learning on instructional sites like Khan Academy.

I would advocate that badges are a great way to acknowledge people for living company values and accomplishing specific strategic goals.

What is the benefit from incorporating badges into your online recognition programs? (more…)

Show Caring For The Good Things and Bad Things

It is an interesting situation around showing people you have concern and care for them.

How and when do you typically show caring towards fellow employees?

I think there is a human tendency to want to provide for people and protect them whenever they’re going through a hard time.

But what about the good things that happen to employees? Do you say anything? (more…)

The 3 Types of Leaders That Make Recognition Happen

The saying goes that it takes all kinds of people to make the world go round

And that’s exactly the case for employee recognition too.

Some of the people you need to help make recognition go well are your leaders.

There is a huge benefit with having leaders on board who are personally committed to recognition. These leaders understand how using recognition practices and programs well, can be a strategic leveraging tool for engagement and performance results.

But not all leaders are created equal. In fact, I have identified 3 different types of leaders in the workplace who can each provide a valuable role.

See if you can relate any of your leaders to the following leadership types. (more…)

How To Set Your New Year Goals for Employee Recognition

You are probably in the midst of creating your goals and plans for your recognition programs and practices for next year.

Likely, you will need to submit your goals and plan to a senior leader you report to for endorsement before ploughing ahead.

Make sure you include the following suggestions as you strategize your recognition plans. (more…)

Give The Best Recognition With These P.R.I.M.E. Factors

Each act or expression of recognition can be measured against five criteria, which I call Recognition P.R.I.M.E. Factors.

When you fully understand the importance of these factors you will wisely be able to use them and give more meaningful and memorable recognition.

I am not saying you MUST use all of these factors every time you give recognition. But each type of recognition you use will score differently on a polar spectrum – high or low for example – for each individual factor.

Let’s quickly review each of the PRIME Factors and see how they affect recognition and the impact they can have on people. (more…)

How To Say Thank You Like You Really Mean It

Ever receive a compliment from someone, or they say thank you to you, and you start questioning how sincere they really are with what they said?

While you might not be right all the time it seems science has picked up on this intuitive ability we have.

Karyn Fish, from McGill University, and her colleagues, outline in their “The sound of (in)sincerity” research, how we have a pretty good ear for identifying genuine praise and recognition. (more…)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHvd9ccixvI

Kids Teach Us How To Say Thank You

 

Kids have a way of saying things right from the heart. Watch this cool video that Target and BuzzFeed created two years ago. Put these kids’ simple message of saying thanks into practice in your life.

2 Ways To Use Your Recognition Programs More Effectively

Everyone wants to improve recognition program usage.

Recognition program owners often want their recognition programs to increase from a quantitative perspective. Why? Because to them these numbers validate their programs’ and their job’s existence.

Areas they want improved are number of people using the program, number of recognition recipients, e-cards sent, social comments made, number of nominations or points given.

Rarely do recognition managers look at the effectiveness of their programs

And that’s what I want to address and where I am going to give you some ideas to think about. (more…)

How often should you give people recognition? Learn from Rideau's Chief Learning Officer, Roy Saunderson and discover research and best practices for giving real recognition the right way where you work.

Posted by Rideau, Inc. on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

How Often Should You Give Recognition?

Check out my first Facebook Live where I provide answers to this question from research and best practices so you can come away with some helpful ideas going forward to help you and those in your company.