I have always been a big advocate of the fact that it’s the quality of your recognition that makes it a big deal.
Time and time again, I have witnessed how when you put more of a personal touch into the recognition and rewards you give, the more meaningful and effective the effect will be on the recipient and on their performance.
I have summed this principle up before by saying, when you give people recognition you don’t have to give them a reward; when you give people a reward, you must always accompany it with recognition.
Now I have a social science experiment to share with you that validates this principle.(more…)