Perception is all in the eye of the beholder.
And if you have a negative perception of something, it can lead to the concept known as the self-fulfilling prophecy. Which is one reason you must view your recognition programs as being very important.
The online Britannica encyclopedia website defines a self-fulfilling prophecy as the process through which an originally false expectation leads to its own confirmation.
In a self-fulfilling prophecy, an individual’s expectations about another person or entity eventually result in the other person or entity acting in ways that confirm the expectations.
So, if you believe that your recognition programs are important, others will act in ways that confirm the beliefs of the importance of your recognition programs.(more…)