Providing employee recognition helps leaders create a positive, productive, and innovative work environment. Recognition is a vital component of a healthy workplace. People who feel appreciated end up experiencing higher self-confidence and this increases their ability to contribute to the company. Most leaders believe that employee recognition is important, so why is employee recognition so closely guarded in many organizations?
Employee recognition is often scarce due to a combination of factors:
• People don't know how to provide employee recognition effectively
• Leaders assume that one size fits all when they provide employee recognition
• Employers think too narrowly about what people find rewarding and what constitutes true recognition.
Many organizations use a scatter approach to employee recognition. Either they implement a great deal of employee recognition to everyone and hope that some of it sticks or they recognize just a few employees, and not very often.
Growing your employees’ skills is a valuable form of employee recognition. When a team trains together they generate new ideas about their work and their team. Different conversations are formed and this builds a stronger sense of camaraderie, commitment, and teamwork.
Consider creating goals and action plans for employee recognition as it relates to training. The message you send is that employees are valued and you are investing in their success. Essential skills training for your employees can make a positive difference in the quality of relationships in the workplace and ultimately increase employee engagement.
CEA offers various training workshops to improve communications, team performance and assist in building a strong corporate culture. Business professionals must have rules and tools for communicating effectively. Employees who want to grow know that having strong communication skills is important to their long-term success.
We also offer leadership training and executive coaching. Today’s managers are the business leaders of tomorrow, and some may not be fully equipped for their leadership role. Many new managers lack the experience and knowledge of the organization’s priorities as it relates to their position. CEA’s leadership training provides an overview of what managers need to know to be effective in their positions. By building a robust supervisory foundation, this expands a manager’s skill set to motivate, manage, and communicate effectively.
“People don’t always remember what you say, but they do remember how you make them feel.”