Having facilitated many recognition strategies and plans for organizations around the world, I have gained a lot of insight into what makes them work well.
I will share with you four things that must be in place to be successful in creating a written recognition strategy and plan. While many other factors may be needed for you, when these foundational steps are in place, everything works out wonderfully. And when they are not, it is like pulling teeth to get a recognition strategy done right.
I always love working with leaders on creating their Recognition Strategy documents.
After the organization has created their North Star of a Recognition Purpose and Philosophy statement, it’s usually time to take a look at a gap analysis of how they stack up against industry best practices.
Following that assessment leaders usually have a pretty good idea on the next steps they need to take to improve recognition for their organization.
That’s when it is time to develop a recognition plan to narrow down on four to six focus areas that can be worked on over the next 12 months.
But before I guide people on determining the focus points to work on I always ask people to narrow down on the overall goal for the company.
Thinking about your own organization right now, do you have an idea that comes to mind for your company? (more…)