My purpose for this post is to convince you to make some changes. Strive to build positive relationships on a regular basis with your employees. This is an essential practice to develop in order to improve the value of nonmonetary recognition.
When you have a positive relationship with your staff, you are creating a foundation on which to build employee recognition, employee engagement, and a complete employee experience. This positive relationship strength between a giver of recognition and the recipient helps to enhance the value of the recognition and show the authenticity of the recognition expressed.
I’m going to share with you some principles to apply in fostering a more positive relationship with your employees and those you work with.
Each act or expression of recognition can be measured against five criteria, which I call Recognition P.R.I.M.E. Factors.
When you fully understand the importance of these factors you will wisely be able to use them and give more meaningful and memorable recognition.
I am not saying you MUST use all of these factors every time you give recognition. But each type of recognition you use will score differently on a polar spectrum – high or low for example – for each individual factor.
Let’s quickly review each of the PRIME Factors and see how they affect recognition and the impact they can have on people. (more…)
Now don’t be bashful. All of you who have ever kept a thank you card from someone please raise your hand.
You are not alone!
Many people continue to keep certain thank you cards they have received even after several years. And the interesting thing is that every now and again they will pull them out, take a peek and read them over and over again. (more…)