“Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.” ~William Makepeace Thackeray
In the rush of everyday work, there is often little time to recognize the efforts of people and teams who are “going that extra mile.” We all know that appreciation and motivation walk hand-in-hand. But it’s easier said than done. Genuine praise does not come naturally to many supervisors, and sometimes a simple “thank you” is just not enough.
We’re living in a different world now. Professionals tell us that people are motivated more by words than flashy events or prizes (and who has the budget for those anymore, anyway?) The well-trodden path of awards can create a winner/loser mindset, even when unintended.
If the thought of “holding hands and singing Kum Bah Yah” is the only collaborative idea on your radar, never fear. There are a myriad of creative, affordable, and authentic ways to recognize rising stars, celebrate big wins, and enhance morale. Ask me how.