Getting managers to consistently give meaning, memorable, and motivational recognition is going to take time and a desire for them to want to improve.
Leave those managers alone who say they don’t want to change. For them, it is a matter of looking at their engagement, performance, and retention results. Then their manager can hold them accountable for having to improve when their performance reviews are conducted.
Your time can be better spent helping those who want to improve and show them how to become better recognizers. (more…)
Being unable to get their company’s managers to consistently and correctly use their online recognition programs often frustrates most owners and managers of employee recognition programs.
Yet, there’s an interesting irony to this problem when you ask yourself, how often have we involved managers in the design of our recognition programs? We can eliminate many of our problems if make our programs more manager and employee-centric and give them a positive user experience. (more…)
Many of you responsible for employee recognition in your organizations have a hard time getting full support and attention of your managers.
Some just don’t get it as far as understanding the importance of recognition in the eyes of their employees.
A few managers rose to their current position solely based upon expertise or technical competency and not for any people skill or emotional intelligence strengths.
Your job is to spark their interest in recognition when they are being bombarded with so many other priorities and distractions.
In reality, we tend to remember two kinds of events in life – major negative happenings and warm, positive activities.
Your goal should be to get managers excited about giving recognition and make it a warm and positive memory for them.
Learn from these four ways to raise the excitement level. (more…)
Each manager, supervisor, or business owner comes with their own unique set of interpersonal skills, along with strengths and weaknesses. This is especially so when it comes to giving meaningful and effective recognition.
You’ve likely had a boss or two who understood the importance of acknowledging your work. You had a positive relationship with them. Work seemed to go well and you felt engaged. You knew you were making a positive difference.
Not So Good Managers
Then again, you’ve probably bumped into at least one or two supervisors or had managers along your career path who plain didn’t get it. (more…)
People love to win!
Recognition used the right way can help you do just that. Win.
In this case we are talking about winning your business strategy.
Few organizations get recognition aligned with their planned business goals or focused on achieving their well-crafted strategic initiatives.
Which is why I want to share and apply the wisdom of Peter F. Drucker from his work on The Five Most Important Questions. These are considered essential questions based upon Peter Drucker’s theories of management. (more…)
Each manager, supervisor, or business owner comes with their own unique set of interpersonal skills, along with strengths and weaknesses, especially with giving meaningful and effective recognition.
You’ve likely had a boss or two who understood the importance of acknowledging your work. You had a positive relationship with them. Work seemed to go well and you felt engaged. You knew you were making a difference. (more…)
One of the most important things you can do to learn more about giving effective employee recognition is to talk to your employees.
Yep, I know, pretty profound advice, right? But it works.
Your employees want to hear how they are doing on a regular basis and not wait until the end. And they want to receive positive feedback. (more…)