Give recognition that is special.
When you give recognition to someone, more often than not, it is a total surprise. Give it in a meaningful and effective way. Giving Rrecognition should be exciting.
People from around the world with completely different occupations desire to feel appreciated for who they are and recognized for what they do.
So, how do you show genuine enthusiasm whenever you’re giving praise and recognition to others?
Of all the recognition behaviors or practices I have studied, it amazed me that one’s voice ranked as the most important behavior in conveying authentic and effective recognition.
But we couldn’t argue with the content validation exercise conducted with employee recognition experts.
That’s why I want you to learn to better use your voice to communicate more meaningful recognition.
In the ever-evolving nature of the modern workplace, you can have far less face-to-face encounters with your staff and peers than you would like to. This makes giving personal and meaningful recognition a little more challenging.
Employee recognition is a felt phenomenon to begin with, so it must be given with feeling.
I was recently asked how could we emote better in our dialogue and written feedback with people?
I will examine these two areas of verbal and written communication and share my recommendations.
Ever receive a compliment from someone, or they say thank you to you, and you start questioning how sincere they really are with what they said?
While you might not be right all the time it seems science has picked up on this intuitive ability we have.
Karyn Fish, from McGill University, and her colleagues, outline in their
“The sound of (in)sincerity” research, how we have a pretty good ear for identifying genuine praise and recognition. (more…)
Giving recognition to people the right way every time is an experience that requires vigilance in doing several things very well.
The following 7 areas need to be done right, consistently, in order to make recognition as positive and meaningful of an experience as possible for each recognition recipient.
Examine the following factors and learn to apply them carefully.
Does your recognition sound hollow? Has anyone shared how your recognition doesn’t come across as meaningful to people?
Maybe you need to pay more attention to your voice.
How you sound when speaking to people can affect their perception of you. Your tone of voice can also influence how they interpret what you say.