You and I know that recognition and reward programs have to be designed with the right business rules to make their use fair and equitable.
This is especially the case where performance-based recognition and reward programs exist. Such programs have their own rules for who is eligible to give and receive rewards.
Reward programs where peers nominate someone to receive a reward may even require that a manager approve of whether the desired recipient should receive the reward.
And yet there are some organizations who say they don’t want a manager’s approval at all. This takes too much time to approve a reward nomination. How will it look to employees?
However, I am here to tell you it is okay to have managers approve reward nominations.(more…)