In the words of my teenagers, today we’re going to be talking about “fails”. Recognition fails. Why do I want to share this with you when I normally try to speak about positive and solution focused topics? Well, to be frank, we are wasting time, energy and resources on some things that are not getting us any results. So, if we course correct then we can focus on the recognition approaches that retain our top talent, customers and reputation. [Read more…]
A common question I get asked is, “How do we have more peer-to-peer recognition happening in my organization?”
It’s a great question, because what we’re seeing happens very rarely. It’s seldom monitored and it’s hardly ever resourced, and yet, it is one of the most effective ways to be able to build a recognition culture. After all, there’s way more employees than there are leaders. Where will the great volume and impact happen? When we’re all recognizing each other! [Read more…]
Time and time again, I hear things like:
- How do we actually practice recognition in a way that’s fair?
- I have so much to do. I have too much on my plate.
- There’s no budget.
- My boss doesn’t recognize me.
And the list goes on. It’s disheartening. But more that than, it’s such a missed opportunity. The very reasons why folks feel they cannot recognize others are the very reasons they need to. So, let’s get real and overcome common roadblocks. [Read more…]
I had a colleague ask me, “What are the most innovative recognition practices you’ve been seeing in 2017?” I’ve listed a few that you may find helpful when creating a new strategy to implement in your organization. [Read more…]
Do you need help on establishing a business case for why engagement matters?
As much as I have talked about how recognition is not fluffy stuff, and have been trying to build a business case for recognition, it’s all based on a house of cards that crumbles if your organization doesn’t realize how important overall engagement is to your business’ success. [Read more…]
One of the most common questions I get asked is, “What’s the data and literature to substantiate that recognition is one of the most important strategies we need to embrace in business today?” And, very specifically, “How is it going to boost engagement?” [Read more…]