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50 Reasons to Recognize

Giving day-to-day recognition can be intimidating for managers who aren’t sure what behaviors to recognize. Using our 50 reasons to recognize as a reference, managers will have an idea of the kinds of behaviors that are recognition-worthy.

This list is only the beginning of behaviors that may reinforce your organizational values and goals. Use it as a guide to get recognition started, then keep your own list of reasons to recognize to train yourself to spot recognizable behaviors every day!

1. For the smile that’s always there
2. Hands that are always willing to help
3. A creative idea
4. Consistent quality work
5. Continuous improvement
6. An extra-mile effort
7. Meeting the goal
8. Surpassing the goal
9. A winning attitude
10. Support
11. Loyalty
12. Punctuality
13. Cost-conscious behavior
14. Being part of the team
15. Solving a problem
16. Commitment to the customer
17. Service with a smile
18. A “whatever it takes” philosophy
19. Strong leadership
20. Having the vision to make it happen
21. Perseverance
22. Big dreams
23. For being fast and efficient
24. Making the commitment
25. For doing everything that’s asked…and then some
26. Accepting a challenge
27. Seizing the opportunity
28. Overcoming insurmountable odds
29. Doing it right the first time
30. For believing and then succeeding
31. For “never quitting”
32. Being committed to the safety of others
33. Thinking ahead
34. Being a tactful manager
35. Managing time wisely
36. Motivating others
37. For having superior skills and ability
38. Having the courage to push ahead
39. Always expecting to win
40. Outstanding achievement
41. Making tough choices
42. Staying well-read and informed
43. Overcoming fears and failure
44. Always giving of time and effort
45. Ethical behavior
46. Being committed to team efforts
47. Accepting responsibility
48. For attendance
49. For blazing new trails
50. Teaching others



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