When recognition program owners ask this kind of question, I think they are seeking a one-size-fits-all approach to recognition giving. Whether this is recognition practices of face-to-face recognition or expressing recognition through online recognition programs.
Notice the generalized question asking about “recognition” and to “people”. Those are both very broad terms and very unrealistic.
And I am sure you are lingering to read now exactly how I will answer this question. How much recognition should you give to people?
If there is one thing that will improve the effectiveness of recognition in your organization, it’s certainly giving recognition to people more often. Put the following practices into place so you increase the number of times recognition happens in the lives of your employees.
Designing and developing recognition programs take a lot of thought, planning, and creativity.
The best way I can recommend beginning is to consider the distinct programs falling under a pyramid. And like building most structures, the foundation is critical because it holds everything built on top of it.
That’s why you build your recognition programs from the bottom up.