Recognition is one of the top things employees want in a job—yet too often it’s far too scarce. Yet watch any sport on TV and see how the immediate response of the crowd affects the players.
Recognition not only helps job satisfaction, but it acts as a rudder—steering the organization in its desired direction. Employees focus on what is rewarded and celebrated.
So how can you communicate recognition better in the workplace?
- Make personal communication specific, like this: “Your ability to bring disparate ideas together really made that meeting a success.”
- Make it more frequent.
- Recognize people in front of their peers.
- Send a note to the person’s boss, and copy them in.
- Use a picture of them in a corporate communication.
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This video celebrates the work of a hospital’s volunteers with photos of them at work. It’s an easy and fast way to say thank you to the people who make your organization successful—and it also can be used in recruiting, to give prospects a sense of your organization.
By showcasing employees talking about what it means to work at their organization, this video recognizes their employees, physicians and volunteers.