I have seen where after a poor performance on the recognition measures of a recent employee engagement survey that the CEO tells all the leaders and managers to go out there and give more recognition to people.
You can probably guess why the senior leader asked them to do that. The reason was to improve the recognition scores on the next engagement survey.
This mandate from on high doesn’t work.
Giving more recognition to the people you work with for the sake of the numbers is not why you want to recognize others more.
It is not about numbers and measuring the occurrence of recognition. It is about giving recognition more purposefully.(more…)