mission: become a recognition hero [infographic]

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How do you deliver meaningful recognition? We offer this recognition dossier with everything you need to appreciate great work throughout your organization.

WHAT: Recognition (n.): an expression of appreciation and heartfelt gratitude.

When you see someone doing great work—big or small—make it your mission to express your gratitude. Write a thank-you note, give an award, or plan a celebration—just make sure that the recognition is proportionate to the occasion.

84% of employees believe it’s important to recognize above and beyond performance.

WHY: Expressing your appreciation through recognition boosts trust and teamwork. It shows how much you value the contributions of every teammate. But that’s not all. It’s also the #1 motivator for employees to do great work.

And when managers are committed to recognition, team members are over 3x more likely to deliver great work.

WHO: Recognize anyone who does great work and makes a difference people love. Be on the lookout for occasions to appreciate team members, peers, and even your manager.

Employees who are recognized often by both peers and their manager are over 30% more likely to feel appreciated than those who are not.

WHEN: Recognize your team members when they add value, go above and beyond, or deliver a difference that aligns with your purpose.

Employees most benefit when some type of recognition is delivered once every 7 days. (stopping by to say thanks counts)

HOW: Meaningful, impactful recognition is…

  • Heartfelt—Because it comes from a feeling of true appreciation.
  • Appropriate—When a teammate applies effort, deliver a handwritten card or small award. But when someone delivers big results, a public presentation and an award is in order.
  • Timely—Express your appreciation soon after the event for maximal impact and to show that recognizing great work is your priority.
  • Specific—Say exactly what impressed you—and why. Relay the story of the great work and inspire everyone witnessing the recognition.
  • Personal—Only you know whether your coworker would prefer a one-on-one lunch, a big group celebration, or another form of recognition. Personalize your presentation to their taste, and they’ll know you truly know and appreciate them.

Research shows that when great work is acknowledged and rewarded, people innovate and make a difference more often—and then they are recognized again. So express your appreciation today to start the cycle of great work in your organization!

Visit octanner.com for technology, tools, and tips that make appreciating great work second nature.

Comments (6)
Jenny Kurtz

Thank you so much for your support in this crazy time. All that you do to help me out is very much appreciated. I know we all are busy, so thank you again for your help and great leadership.

February 10, 2016   |   Reply

Great info and infographic! Thanks!

February 10, 2016   |   Reply

The infographic is very creative and helpful. Thanks so much for the data. I will share it with my associates.

February 10, 2016   |   Reply
Cully Holmes

I am just starting the journey of creating a culture of appreciation. Your ideas are definitely inspiring me to push the limits with my team! Thank you.

February 10, 2016   |   Reply
Nidhi Mehandiratta

The infographic is apt, and I am sure this will help me trigger some thoughts in minds of managers at my company and will help me build real appreciation culture.


February 10, 2016   |   Reply
Kay Ervin

Looking forward to seeing the ideas you have to offer.

March 1, 2016   |   Reply
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