When you communicate regularly with employees about the good things you spot them doing, they begin to internalize the organization’s goals and objectives. Quickly, their actions begin to better align with the direction of the organization. That, my friends, is what we call employee engagement.
Employee engagement is often made out to be a complicated measure, and we certainly can’t disagree with research by the Gallup Organization, among other well known researchers, who have commented on the subject. Our observations, however, have led us to the conclusion that if you meet basic employee needs, they’ll respond with increased engagement. Download our Day-to-Day Recognition White Paper for more information.
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Some of the most basic wants employees express are feeling valued and receiving regular communication. You can accomplish both of those by providing daily recognition to your people.
Daily recognition is – simply put – the frequent communication between staff members about performance. It provides almost immediate feedback about a behavior, a performance or an attitude you want to see again.
Practicing daily recognition isn’t as overwhelming as it may sound. For the most effective recognition, make it sincere, meaningful and give it to the individual right away! There are a number of impactful and affordable ways you can do this:
? Try Baudville’s free recognition ecard service, ePraise
? Stop by their desk just to say “thanks”
? Stick a note on it
? Take them a small treat and a handwritten note
? Pop up a paper trophy before they arrive at work
Try a few of these methods, and see if daily recognition yields daily engagement at your organization. We’ve found it to be pretty powerful stuff, and we hope you do, too.
To send an impactful ePraise recognition ecard…
? Send the ecard immediately after you observe the behavior
? Be specific about what you are recognizing
? Forward it on to the recipient’s manager
? Use ecards in addition to tangible recognition tools
Sure, our new Kit and Caboodles look cool, but how do you use them? Denise at Dow Chemical in Midland, Michigan, shares how the caboodle is impacting her co-workers.
To thank one of her co-workers, Denise wrote a note of thanks on a Cheers Kit Frame and stood it up in the recipient’s mailbox. A week later, she noticed the note was still there, so she asked her co-worker if she had been to her mailbox.
Not only had the co-worker noticed her note from Denise, but she left it displayed in her mailbox for all to see. “Probably 80 people are in and out of that mailroom on a daily basis,” said Denise. Wow! Now that’s getting some bang for your buck!
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