For years, studies have purported to show that employees stick around not due to compensation but because of meaningful work and being recognized for their hard work.
Leaders have extolled these studies. They believed meaningful work and recognition will keep employees around.
That’s true. However, there are times when we think we’re recognizing people but we’re not.
So, today I want to ask you: Who are you recognizing?
Why Recognition Is Important
Studies show that recognition is important. People like to be told they’re doing a good job.
We’re creatures of praise and recognition.
We crave kind words, mentions of our name, and other actions that stroke our egos. This makes recognition important.
Who Must You Recognize?
I think this is where leaders can get off base. They fail to recognize those who are doing good work.