It creates high self-esteem, confidence, enthusiasm, and motivation to do a better job
It has a cumulative and lasting effect
It helps employees feel engaged and competent
People want to be recognized for their hard work!
Say thank you!
It’s free and goes a long way
Pay attention and be specific
Objectively identify who deserves recognition and be sure to communicate the exact reason for the recognition
Be genuine and consistent
Recognition should be honest and sincere
Employees should be recognized soon after the contribution or accomplishment
Be sure the type of recognition is appropriate for the behavior recognized
Link rewards to your departmental values and mission
Take a personal approach
Communicate with your colleagues and employees to understand what motivates them
Make sure everyone gets a chance to be recognized
Recognize Each Other
Reward and recogniton opportunities can come from peers as well as supervisors
Do you have more ideas for great ways to thank and motivate your colleagues and employees? We want to hear from you!