It’s just as important to acknowledge the teams you work with, as
it is to give individuals the recognition they deserve.
But, somehow, because of human nature, and sometimes a lack of
proper management, you can end up with team dynamics that impede feeling good
about team recognition.
For example, team members often
ask the questions, “What if one team member
doesn’t pull their weight on a work project and yet their included in the team
many issues crop up with team-based recognition. What are you supposed to do?
How can you give people on teams proper recognition?
Many people ask me if there is a right way in how you provide recognition to your groups or teams.
Some of the issues that crop up and cause people to question things with team recognition are concerns like:
- What if one person doesn’t pull their weight on a group project? What do you do then?
- Should you never single out individual performance from teams and only give group recognition?
- Is there a best way to recognize a group of employees?
With tough questions like these it is always good to draw upon principles of human behavior to help answer them properly.
Let’s examine each of the issues raised and see what recognition principles we can apply to address them. (more…)