Here is your weekly dose of Human Management with some more food for thought to leverage your growth.
Since we believe the Management Fixes are common and typical, every description is created and adapted from articles, blog posts, and definitions from other sources and authors.
A MngtFix is an actionable solution for a problem with pros and cons to be evaluated by a human manager.
This week’s MngtFix is…
By definition, employee recognition is the open acknowledgment and expressed appreciation for employee’s contributions to their organization. (1)
Appreciation is a fundamental human need. Employees respond to appreciation expressed through recognition of their excellent work because it confirms others value their work. When employees and their work are valued, their satisfaction and productivity rise, and they are motivated to maintain or improve their good work.
Praise and recognition are essential to an outstanding workplace. People want to be respected and valued by others for their contribution. (3)
If you recognize the employee effort and good work, there some benefits that you will achieve, like:
- Make employees happier
- Improve employee retention
- Cultivate a culture of self-improvement
- Boost morale (4)
Recognition can take many forms, but whatever your approach, it’s one of the most valuable areas a team can focus on. Implementing the right kind of recognition program is a critical factor in giving your business a competitive edge. (1)
As we move along with our daily work, we focus on getting things done and finishing our deliverables and commitments. One of how I try to remember celebrating the wins and great things people do is by printing out Kudo Cards. These cards, which you can download from the Management 3.0 site, are colorful and can dress up a corner in the shared kitchen or a wall area close to the team(s).