A Short History of the Origins of Recognition

You won’t have to worry about this being a long history book. But it will be a slightly longer post than most.

You won’t have to go on an archaeological dig to find any ancient remnants.

In fact, the origin of employee recognition is relatively new.

Which is why it is not always well understood or properly utilized.

Having an understanding of recognition’s not so distant past will help you better appreciate the quandaries and challenges you face in your role. (more…)

Recognition & Rewards: Do They Really Produce Big Results?

Most leaders question the value and impact of recognition and rewards in producing desired performance results. This skeptical view of recognition often arises from poorly designed use of recognition and rewards.

Also, semantic barriers can devalue the effects of recognition and rewards. So, let’s first define recognition and rewards. (more…)