Think back to a time when you received genuine praise from your parent, sibling, friend or spouse. What about a moment when your workplace leader made you feel like your contribution was valuable? It may be difficult to articulate an example because you, like so many others, have experienced a recognition deficit.
In today’s world, there’s a lack of emphasis on the importance of recognizing and rewarding people both in and out of the workplace. Making it a priority to acknowledge an individual’s hard work is such a powerful thing. Proven to increase dedication and energy, people are loyal to those who appreciate them.
Acknowledging the positive behaviors someone is exemplifying helps their behaviors become habits and habits become consistent results. Learn from one of our favorite examples of the power of rewards and recognition below:
What kind of reward and recognition are you providing for your team members? Allocating time for each person on your team and giving them your undivided attention is a small, but powerful act. If you want to take your team from just getting by to thriving, leverage the power of recognition and rewards.
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About the Author Jacquilyn Lavalle is the Director of Leadership Development at LearnLoft a full-service organizational health company which exists to turn managers into leaders and create healthier places to work.