Monday, August 10, 2009

Recognition 24/7!

I believe recognition is one of, if not THE most important tool in building relationships.

While most professionals focus their work on “employee” recognition, we should never forget the lessons we teach should extend far beyond the workplace and into our day to day lives.

When someone quits an organization, most of the time it’s because of a failed relationship between the employee and the manager. Research has shown the leading cause of this failure is because employees don’t feel recognized and appreciated.

Now just think about all the failed relationships that we have known and experienced in our own personal lives.

Could those relationships have failed because we never took the time to appreciate and recognize each other?

While I don’t have any research to back me up, I’ll bet the answer is “yes”!

I’ve always said that one of the most powerful recognition "rewards" are words used with sincerity and appreciation.

We should use recognition at work to build better workplaces.

We should use recognition in our day to day lives to build better personal relationships.

We should use recognition all the time!

Recognition 24/7!