you've ever watched the Academy Awards, you've felt the emotion that comes through in acceptance speeches: the tears, the gratitude, the satisfaction in knowing that all that hard work was worth it. Receiving an Oscar is not only a big deal, it's also an experience coveted by everyone in the industry.
From taking on the right role to putting on an exceptional performance, there's motivation behind those actions—and it's not just that mighty paycheck. It's the acknowledgement of a job done both purposely and masterfully.
Your team members are no different than those striving actors. Are you recognizing their winning achievements with the proper amount of fanfare?
By having a yearly award ceremony, you create a forum for communicating the values and behaviors that are important to your organization, while providing incentives for your staff to perform in ways that garner the highest attention and esteem.
To receive an award in front of peers and top leadership is a special kind of honor. The presenter knows it, the recipient knows it, and everyone watching it knows it. Give your stars the opportunity to take the stage and shine with pride, and you'll show that you truly value every step they took to get there. And, leave the audience thinking about what they'll do to be standing in that spot next year.
GIVE THEM A STANDING OVATION, AND EVERYONE WILL SIT UP AND TAKE NOTICE!
In the Real World:
At Baudville, receiving an Inspire Award or Luminary Award is an occasion for our employees to celebrate achievements with pride—and for us to drive values. One is awarded by top management and the other by peers. Each is highly coveted and represents meaningful recognition from those who matter most.