sustaining your recognition program for continued success: webinar recap
Insights | March 24, 2016
Neil Shastri, head of the Global Insights & Innovations team at Aon Hewitt, and Gary Beckstrand, the Vice President of the O.C. Tanner Institute, teamed up to deliver our informative and insightful March webinar: “The Next Steps: How to Sustain a Recognition Program for Continued Success.”
It’s a topic on the minds of many HR leaders. After a new recognition program has been built, launched, and implemented, what are proven best practices to keep participation and excitement high? Many leaders find it difficult to sustain the momentum a new program brings. At the same time, they know that building a culture of recognition depends on creating habits of appreciation far after the program launch.
Shastri and Beckstrand bridge the knowledge gap by delivering the insights they’ve gained from talking to leaders around the globe on why sustainment is crucial—and the steps you can take today to make your recognition program timeless.
A global survey of 400 HR leaders points to a proven method for sustaining—and even growing—your recognition program years after its implementation: to truly sustain recognition momentum, begin by creating a cultural impact roadmap that specifically addresses your organization’s needs. Give yourself time to plan out your unique roadmap. You can start by addressing these questions: How can you motivate and inspire people to appreciate? And, what would your teams and individual contributors best respond to? Then, remember to get leaders, teams, and individuals involved across every department and throughout your organization. Building recognition traditions, as well as special occasions focusing on appreciation and giving kudos, are also important strategies for long-term sustainment.
Creating a lasting culture of appreciation ultimately comes down to engaging and encouraging employees to recognize one another’s great work continuously—and a cultural impact roadmap will help you get there. Listen to the full webinar recording to discover what other successful companies have done to sustain their own recognition momentum, create a step-by-step guide to building your unique cultural impact roadmap, and understand how to keep the appreciation flowing in your own organization for years to come.