What follows is the absolutely wrong way to do recognition.
It will violate every rule you’ve ever read on how to do recognition right. The experts and the gurus will tell you this advice is bad advice. If someone else suggested this I’d have a post up on this site in a hot minute blasting it and making sure you knew how much smarter my advice was than theirs.
But I’d also suggest you follow this advice to the letter and if you manage a team of managers – I’d make sure your managers followed this advice as well.
Read the whole post over at Symbolist (an FOT contributor blog).
Paul Hebert is Vice President of Individual Performance Strategy at Creative Group Inc, writer, speaker and consultant. Paul focuses on influencing behaviors and driving business results through employees, channel partners and consumers. He is dedicated to creating true emotional connections often overlooked in our automated, tech-enabled world. Using proven motivational theory, behavioral economics and social psychology he has driven extraordinary company performance for his clients. Paul is widely considered an expert on motivation, incentives, and engagement.