Hey, what about me?! It's the whine heard 'round the world after a tough day at work. People want to be recognized, whether it's a little...
Hey, what about me?!
It’s the whine heard ’round the world after a tough day at work. People want to be recognized, whether it’s a little thank-you e-mail or an awards-dinner plaque for great service.
A little recognition can mean a lot.
Several years ago, Cendant Car Rental Group, parent of Avis Rent A Car Systems, created a program in which managers and workers can log on to a company intranet and select a level of recognition for a particular colleague.
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The request is sent to that person’s supervisor for approval. The recipient can get a Starbucks gift card, a plaque or other gift.
Sometimes just a good word or note of thanks will send someone over the moon for days.
Chester Elton, co-author of the book “A Carrot a Day,” notes that the bottom line of companies that provide some sort of recognition is much healthier than of those that don’t.