That’s right – oxygen is good for you. In fact if you don’t have it you die. Oxygen is critical for:
- Cleaning tough stains out of your laundry (ask Billy Mays)
Now that you know about oxygen – go breathe some and feel better. And then repeat.
Stay tuned – ‘cuz next week I’m gonna say the same thing but in reverse order.
Recognition and Rewards Drive Engagement
Yup, got it. Oh, you want to tell me again about it? Sure go ahead. Oh, a webinar about it from a different company? Sure go ahead. Oh, wait, a white paper about recognition creating 29.2 million jobs in the fourth quarter and fixing the global warming problem? Thanks. Oh, and yes you can have my email address so you can send me a link to another white paper telling me that recognition is a good thing for all employees ( not just good ones.)
Aaaaannnnnnd... more and more posts, articles, tweets, webinars, updates, LinkedIn group updates - all about how recognition is good and can create an ROI measurable to the 2,345,693,303 digit of PI.
Is this NEW information?
Isn’t recognition covered SOMEWHERE in the SPHR exam? Didn’t the first 3,451 press releases about a new recognition update make it to your inbox? How is it possible that we are STILL having this discussion?
Recognition works. It needs to be sincere. It needs to be timely. It needs to connect to mission/values/goals.
Got it? Great, next on the agenda – brain surgery.
I cannot believe there is a demand for the same white paper topic, blog post topic, webinar topic week after week, month after month, year after year.
Someone help me understand.
I learned about addition and subtraction early on in my life – I’m pretty sure I don’t need to go to a webinar every month to hear about it again. I got the concept.
So where is this demand coming from?
It’s a question, a rant, an observation.
Here’s what I want to see…
Webinars that talk about WHY we don’t teach managers how to do recognition correctly. We wouldn’t put up with CPAs that can’t do a T-Account and couldn’t find their debit with both hands would we? Why do we put up with managers who won’t/can’t do recognition?
Where’s the webinar on how to fire someone who won’t recognize correctly? Or at all? That’s a skill we need to implement more often.
Fer chissesakes – recognition is a mission critical skill today. Get on it.
(Drop microphone and exit stage right.)
- Gamification of Incentives and Recognition (i2i-align.com)
- Recognition or Incentive? Carrot or Crystal? It's Not Really A Choice (i2i-align.com)
- Major Difference between Incentives or Recognition Programs (awardemployees.com)