What’s Your Overall Recognition Goal For The Year?

I have always appreciated Gary Keller and Jay Papasan’s book, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth About Extraordinary Results and the impact it has had on my business and personal life.

This is the principle I will draw upon for guiding you in determining your overall goal for employee recognition in the coming year.

In the very beginning of this book is a lovely quote by American humorist and writer, Josh Billings, which says, “Be like a postage stamp—stick to one thing until you get there.”

And that’s my wish for you, to create an overriding one-year goal that acts as a purpose statement to help reach every subgoal and objective that you have.

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Your One-Year Goal Will Guide Everything You Do With Recognition

There are various stages you pass through when using our recognition strategy approach. First, is crafting of a fitting recognition purpose and philosophy statement that is just right for your organization. 

Then comes the identifying of the areas you have to focus on following a recognition assessment. All organizations have strengths and weaknesses. Know where to need to focus your energies to improve recognition practices and programs really helps. 

But before you identify those focus points, there is one important thing you have to do. You need to declare what your overall guiding objective is to improve the quality of recognition for the year ahead. 

Having articulated what this goal is will help your organizational leaders know what you should all be shooting for. And it helps you personally with an additional criterion point to use in making decisions. 

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