Once upon a time, a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…
Okay, so it was just over 30 years ago at the Detroit Rehabilitation Institute, now the DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM).
I was completing my adult clinical placement as a Speech-Language Pathologist from Wayne State University, Communication Sciences and Disorders. (more…)
Recognition can help any company achieve their business goals.
I know giving people recognition is not the only thing that elevates performance results, customer satisfaction scores, and profits. However, I do know that recognition is a powerful driver, which can assist with producing the business success you are looking for. (more…)
Each manager, supervisor, or business owner comes with their own unique set of interpersonal skills, along with strengths and weaknesses, especially with giving meaningful and effective recognition.
You’ve likely had a boss or two who understood the importance of acknowledging your work. You had a positive relationship with them. Work seemed to go well and you felt engaged. You knew you were making a difference. (more…)
It can be hard to uncover your learner’s emotions while helping them learn how to give more effective employee recognition.
This is especially difficult considering how most learning programs rely heavily on cognitive – knowledge infusion or with skill development. (more…)
Recognition Tip #14 – Be Sincere
Even if you are not the most eloquent speaker, by showing you care enough to acknowledge someone your sincerity will come through. Sincerity of thought, word and deed are essential to meaningful recognition. Be yourself, be genuine, and be real.
Focus on people and their performance.
Your recognition program is a tool to help you to stop, notice people’s actions, and then recognize what they do and not just focus on the program. Some people think the recognition program is what’s important and use it like a candy machine. That attitude diminishes the real power of rewards and recognition. If you focus on your people you can validate their worth and the value of their great work. Use your recognition and reward programs to reinforce the good things they are doing.
A peer you only occasionally work with has just recognized you.
They acknowledged you for your actions last week with helping them assist with a need from major client account.
You’re questioning the genuineness of the recognition eCard you received in your inbox. It was one of the options available through the company’s online social recognition program.
In fact, you’re even wondering about their intention.
Do ever question what your intentions are when giving people recognition? (more…)
Recognition Tip #13 – Be Positive
Use positive and uplifting language whenever giving verbal praise or writing positive feedback to people. Higher performing teams hear 5 times more positive comments from their managers than low performing teams.