Workplace Recognition and Incentive Programs

R. A. M. P. — A Model for Engagement

Most of us are aware of these four essential components of engagement but what I am suggesting to you is that none of these elements will work on their own. All four must be part of an integrated system. Trying to accomplish your goals with only one or a few elements will surely end in disappointment. There is interplay among these four components that make them effective. R – Recognition of achievements – when you recognize someone, it says you know who they are and that what they do matters. When you celebrate success, it drives performance and demonstrates that everyone has something to contribute. A culture of recognition and appreciation creates the conditions that keep people motivated and energized. A – Autonomy – This is a basic need: to be self-directed. People want to have...

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Powerful Presentations

Okay, so you decided to implement a recognition awards program and you have all these boxes sitting in your office.  What do you do with them? How will you present them? Receiving a recognition award is a very special occasion. Presentations may be the most powerful part of recognition.  The difference between an upbeat, exciting celebration and a flat, forgettable flop is all in the presentation. Here are a few tips to ensure that your awards events pack the positive punch they should.  Follow them and your presentations will: Live up to your expectations Shower the recipient with proper praise Demonstrate to the entire audience what type of performance is appreciated in your workplace Leave everyone in attendance feeling good about the company they work for Prepare your comments – Think through what you want to say. ...

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Retention is Money in the Bank

As I mentioned in a previous post, a study by the Hudson Institute and Walker Information showed that only 3 in 10 employees felt loyalty to their employer, but… Only 4 in 10 employees believe that their organization shows genuine concern for its employees Less than half of the employees (44%) believe that the company cares about developing employees long term Just 47% feel they are encouraged to try new ways of doing things at work. That’s not exactly the kind of spirit that helps an organization avoid retention problems.  What will help a company stay competitive is a corporate culture that offers meaningful recognition of the efforts and achievements of its employees.  The most important thing you can do is to let people know you appreciate their work and efforts to make the...

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