Have you ever received unexpected recognition for something you thought had gone unnoticed? It’s a great feeling, and you may not have realized it, but that recognition can have a profound effect on the psyche…it can encourage a person to work even harder on their projects and tasks.
Being appreciated and rewarded is the ultimate incentive to working hard at something and being dedicated to a company, cause or organization. As a leader, thanking your employees is a vital task that can drastically improve the way your company operates.
Feeling unappreciated is a major motivator when it comes to seeking different work spaces. Read: people will quit if they don’t feel valued. If an employee feels they are just one of many cogs in a machine, they will burn out, become unproductive, lash out, turn inward or leave (among other possible responses). If they are not being acknowledged, they may not realize how vital their work, effort and significance is. And without that sense of purpose, why continue to do the work for your company? Conversely, when an employee is thanked in an individualized and meaningful way, they feel that not only is their work respected, but they are respected. They may even strive for more within the company, taking on new roles that will give them more responsibility if they are consistently and appropriately recognized for their contributions.
Not only can employee recognition improve retention rates and encourage employees to stay loyal to your company, but numerous cases show that it also improves the work being done. When morale is up, there is less burnout, fewer mistakes and more creativity. When employees are feeling energized by their management, you’ll see them begin to come up with creative solutions and go above and beyond in their role. The work your company puts out will in turn be fresh, authentic and of higher and higher quality.
Investing in your employees will prove beneficial for years to come. It truly is a cycle of recognition from which your company will reap the rewards. Here’s how it can look:
From there, your company will keep growing and getting stronger with each cycle of recognition. There truly is nothing to lose when you invest in recognition programs.
Here is where you may find a challenge. Thanking your employees is easy. Thanking them in a meaningful and original way is not quite as easy. While cash bonuses are always appreciated, they are not personal and will eventually get lost in the income shuffle. A good gift is something that sends your employee a message that you care and appreciate them.
Here are ways to send a distinct message of appreciation to your employees from a rewards and recognition company that knows the impact of employee recognition on the bottom line.
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Our team will create incentive programs designed specifically for your hardworking employees and their unique needs. Rewards and recognition are an absolute, proven way to create a team of people who are loyal, energized and know they are valued.
Your team deserves a reward. We’ll make sure it goes off without a hitch. Call us (763) 550-1557 or email today.