Make your recognition authentic.
You can be authentic by making genuine eye contact when communicating. Learn to be very specific when recognizing what the person accomplished. Tell people how what they did has made a difference to others. Create connections with the person you are recognizing and don’t let external factors distract you from the magic of a recognition experience. Authenticity comes from being true to you.
An OfficeTeam survey discovered a disconnect between managers’ and employees’ answer to the question, “How effective do you think your company is at recognizing employees for good performance?” It seems 89% of senior managers felt their organization was good at showing appreciation to workers. But only 70% of employees gave their firms high marks for acknowledging their achievements. Start correcting this gap through addressing these Top 10 Reasons Companies Fail with Employee Recognition today. (more…)