Best of 2022: Your Favourite Blog Posts
Guest Author, Monica Martin, Diva of Details, Greatness Magnified
As nominated by you!
We are dedicating all of December to bringing back what you found most valuable! This week we’re sharing your very favourite blog posts.
Despite its name, quiet quitting has nothing to do with leaving your job. It refers to employees doing what their job requires and nothing more—quitting doing anything extra. You still clock in on time, complete your assigned tasks, and leave when your day is over, not taking on any extra work outside your regular hours. It’s about doing your job but never going above and beyond. Quiet quitting rejects that hustle culture mentality that society has long been subscribed to. It is meant to promote work-life balance and “acting your wage.”
Recognition has always been your cultural superglue. Can it be strong enough to connect across the digital divide? We think so. Actually, we know so. And it has to. So, we have to find ways to engage better digitally. People are desperate for connection, and we want to ensure our hybrid teams move through the storming phase you might be into performing again. We have five juicy opportunities for you to amp up digital recognition by modifying the recognition techniques you already use…
If we are returning to work, then return strong. You may be worried, apprehensive, excited, nervous, or all of the above. You’re not alone. My best advice: Hardwire recognition and appreciation into the physical and virtual work environments (and don’t forget about those working remotely part or all of the time, even if they are in the minority.) Recognition was essential for strong collective connective tissue before COVID, and we’re craving connection all the more now. Rebuild faster, stronger, and better with recognition rituals. Bring rituals back. Create new ones. And keep evolving them.
WOW Great Colleagues, Staff and Clients Every Day: Client Spotlight on i24 Call Management Solutions
Check out i24 Call Management Solutions. Their WOW program was the leading class before COVID; not only did they suddenly keep WOW “alive” when they had to go remote in March 2020, they ensured it would “thrive” by intentionally iterating it ever since. Perhaps the best part is that they didn’t do this to win an external “war for talent.” Sure, they’re better able to navigate the #talentshortage with a strong cultural foundation of appreciation; however, it stemmed from a belief, at a cellular level, that great people deserve to know they are…well, great!
Your readership means more to me than you will ever know. When you read my posts, I get to keep putting delicious recognition content out there every week for you to devour!
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