Recognizing & Engaging Employees For Dummies
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One key element of successful workplace recognition is tying your recognition to your company’s core values, mission, and vision. To create the workplace culture you want to obtain, you should systematically recognize the specific values that are core to your organization. You can see examples of how to recognize and reinforce some of the most common organizational values in the table that follows.

Sample Core Value Potential Recognition Activity to Deploy
Service Recognize employees who provide exceptional service to customers (or internal service to other employees)
Quality Recognize attaining or exceeding quality standards
Execution Recognize process improvements and improved efficiencies
Innovation Recognize creativity and problem solving
Teamwork Recognize employees helping one another
Learning Recognize development of new skills, exploring new capacities, and learning from mistakes
Inclusion Recognize obtaining input from diverse sources when making decisions
Safety Recognize safe work practices and the reduction of safety incidents, errors, and injuries

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Dr. Bob Nelson is considered one of the world's leading experts on employee engagement, recognition, and rewards. He is president of Nelson Motivation, Inc., a management training and consulting company that helps organizations improve their administration practices, programs, and systems.

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