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Management Buy-In for Employee Recognition Programs

For your employee recognition program to be successful, you need to have management support. In an organization, the managers often lead the charge. To get their commitment to your employee recognition program, be prepared to present a carefully designed recognition program. Keep these steps in mind!

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Explain the benefits.
Presenting data supporting employee recognition is the best place to start when trying to earn management’s buy-in. Conduct your own set of research to come up with the data that your organization will most appreciate. You can start with our recognition white papers. If you’re starting a day-to-day recognition program, be sure to share how the new program will save the company money.

Have a plan. 
Impress management with your carefully thought out recognition program. Use a recognition theme to coordinate all the elements of your program and reinforce your message. Consider all the small details that go into a program, like measurements, review periods and reordering procedures.

Select easy, low-cost tools.
Managers are some of the busiest people at your organization, so recognition need to be simple. Cheers Kits and Tokens of Appreciation are both easy to use and can be used in several different ways. Plus, Tokens of Appreciation can be saved, redeemed and reused, saving you money with your program!

Do a demonstration.
Give management a demonstration of your recognition program. How will it work? What will managers have to do? Be very specific and show them exactly what happens in your recognition program, how the tools work and what kind of tracking they will be required to do.

Good luck! Share your tips for obtaining management buy-in on the Recognition Blog or Baudville Facebook page.

Quick Tips
Sometimes the best way to convince management of the power of recognition is by recognizing! Give management a taste of recognition! Managers often receive the least amount of recognition, so take time to demonstrate how valuable recognition can be by recognizing them.

  • Write a handwritten note thanking a manager for her contribution to a project.
  • Give a manager a high five for leading a great meeting.
  • Recognize managers’ anniversaries with a greeting card
  • Send an ePraise to encourage a busy manager.

Best Practices
Great sources for data and information on the benefits of recognition. When you’re collecting data on the benefits of recognition for your meeting with management, consult these credible sources:

3 Step Recognition Program Review
Baudville White Papers
Start a Recognition Program with Baudville Themes 



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