Articles Tagged with 'growth'

Jump-Start Your Loan Portfolio: Nine Steps

May 13, 2013
It’s time to get back to the business of lending. READ MORE

CUs Maintain Fee Advantage

May 13, 2013
Find the balance between member-friendly fees and your CU’s financial viability. READ MORE

Future Growth Strategy: Collaborate with Competitors

May 06, 2013
‘Future growth will come from crossing boundaries.’ READ MORE

State of the Economy: Slow growth, but uncertainty still prevails

February 26, 2013
During a breakout session Tuesday, CUNA economists Mike Schenk and Steve Rick, joined by NCUA Chief Economist John Worth, examined current economic trends. READ MORE

Ten Loan Ideas for 2013

February 19, 2013
Economists have predicted credit union loan growth to be about 5% in 2013 READ MORE

Successful Community CUs Must 'Be Involved'

February 07, 2013
Get involved and make connections. READ MORE

Don't Be Satisfied With the Status Quo

February 07, 2013
'Be heavily involved in your local community.' READ MORE

Proactive Lenders Succeed Even in Tough Times

January 22, 2013
Passive lenders simply wait for tough times to pass when the economy or other events cause lending to lag. READ MORE

Dear President Obama…

December 10, 2012
These suggestions aren’t politically palatable, but at least you have options. READ MORE

Lending and the Economy: Right Direction, Wrong Speed

November 08, 2012
Pent-up demand, recovering housing market bode well for auto loans and mortgages. READ MORE

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Great article! Unfortunately, most employees don’t feel valued or appreciated by their supervisors or employers. In fact, research has shown that the predominant reason team members quit their jobs is because they don’t feel valued. This is in spite of the fact that employee recognition programs have proliferated in the workplace – over 90% of all organizations in the U.S. has some form of employee recognition activities in place. But most employee recognition programs are viewed with skepticism and cynicism – because they aren’t viewed as being genuine in their communication of appreciation. Getting the “employee of the month” award, receiving a certificate of recognition, or a “Way to go, team!” email just don’t get the job done. How do you communicate authentic appreciation? We have found people have different ways that they want to be shown appreciation, and if you don’t communicate in the language of appreciation important to them, you essentially “miss the mark”. Additionally, employees need to receive recognition more than once a year at their performance review. Otherwise, they view the praise as “going through the motions”. A third component of authentic appreciation is that the communication has to be about them personally – not the department, not their group, but something they did. Finally, they have to believe that you mean what you say. How you treat them has to match the words you use. If you are not sure how your team members want to be shown appreciation, the Motivating By Appreciation Inventory (www.appreciationatwork.com/assess) will identify the language of appreciation and specific actions preferred by each employee. You then can create a group profile for your team, so everyone knows how to encourage one another. Remember, employees want to know that they are valued for what they contribute to the success of the organization. And communicating authentic appreciation in the ways they desire it can make the difference between keeping your quality team members or having a negative work environment that everyone wants to leave. Paul White, Ph.D., is the co-author of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace with Dr. Gary Chapman.

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