From simple low-cost recognition to high-end awards, recognition helps employees know their efforts are valued. Recognition is also important for building a team culture that appreciates and celebrates a job well done.
- Even a simple “thumbs-up” bulletin board gives achievements, attitudes or other aspects of work the visibility they deserve.
- In team meetings, public recognition from supervisors or coworkers can be a form of celebration.
- In organization newsletters, coworkers can acknowledge extra team or individual efforts, jobs well done, volunteer time, reduction of environmental impact, or other production-based or value-based goals.
- Be creative! Humorous or low-cost awards can include blue ribbons, goofy toys, awards made out of recycled materials, massages, special coffee mugs or close-to-the-building parking spaces for a month.
- Some organizations use monthly posters showing the results of extra efforts.
- Higher cost recognition may include trophies, gift certificates, on-site chair massages for team recognition, etc.
- Building recognition into employee performance goals and reviews helps integrate recognition throughout the organization.