how to make time for workplace recognition [podcast]
By o.c. tanner
Podcast | December 8, 2015
In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Jeff Birk, O.C Tanner’s Manager of Speaking and Training. Birk travels around the globe as a trainer, speaker and trade show presenter to inspire clients to deliver great work.
You will learn:
4:01 – The importance of being informed, inspired and wanting to improve when it comes to company recognition and appreciation.
6:37 – You want action. You don’t want them to understand it, but have a deep understanding not just in their mind, but in their heart.
7:27 – Story about an audience member really feeling the message of recognition and emotional impact.
9:34 – When recognition changes from “nice” to “necessary,” it can make a huge impact on company culture.
10:43 – How Birk brings the significance of recognition into his presentations.
12:05 – Usually when we’re personally affected by something, until that happens, we’re not going to change.
12:28 – How do we get people to know the power that they have with recognition?
14:50 – We need to move from looking at recognition as a task or to-do item and instead, do it because we value it.
15:47 – Recognition is not time consuming.
16:40 – The importance of taking 10 minutes of your work week to recognize the great work being produced.
18:08 – How Birk experienced meaningful recognition from Jay Leno.
20:00 – Best recognition doesn’t involve gifts.
20:53 – Tips for writing a meaningful thank-you card.
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