employee recognition around the globe [infographic]
provided by: octanner.com
Do all employees across the world value recognition?
Employee recognition is valued by every employee, in every country. In fact, these seven recognition best practices apply globally: recognize what matters most to your organization, be inclusive of all employees, base it on performance or achievements over time, present it in a personal and meaningful way, actively involve all management, have a meaningful presentation, and incorporate symbolism.
Are cultural nuances important?
Yes. While recognition best practices hold true in every country, there are some subtle cultural nuances. Understanding and adopting these nuances will better ensure success of the global recognition program.
So what are the cultural nuances?
O.C. Tanner’s International Research Team discovered nuances for nine major countries.
- In China, recognition needs to be inclusive of all employees.
- Ceremony and etiquette are very important in Japanese culture and gift giving during recognition is seen as meaningful.
- Employees in India see recognition as a way to help with their career growth and development.
- Informality, egalitarianism, and teamwork are critical elements when recognizing employees in Australia.
- In Britain, formality and privacy within the business culture means recognition needs to be meaningful, clear, and straightforward.
- German employees want their managers to know them as individuals, not just as workers.
- Fairness and equality are important aspects of French recognition experiences.
- In Mexico, it’s important to celebrate recognition moments where both leadership and family members can participate.
- Brazilians see meaningful, public recognition in front of peers as a critical part of the experience.