Articles Tagged with 'growth'

The CU Business Model: Prospects for Growth

February 01, 2011
A financial performance management tool developed in 1919 works remarkably well for CUs today. READ MORE

On the Mend

January 31, 2011
Growing signs point to a strengthening recovery in 2011. READ MORE

Where the Jobs Are

September 20, 2010
A look at private industry job growth and wages in 2010. READ MORE

Could Alternative Capital Unleash CUs' True Potential?

September 01, 2010
Fallout from the economic crisis increases the need for alternative capital. Even well-capitalized CUs are limiting growth due to fear of capital constraints. But to use alternative capital, CUs would have to demonstrate management savvy and discipline. READ MORE

Marketing Smarter

August 01, 2010
CUs' targeted, relationship-based marketing campaigns are bearing fruit. READ MORE

The '4Gs' of Smart Growth

July 28, 2010
According to "Smart Growth: Building an Enduring Business by Managing the Risks of Growth," organizations can continue to grow by expanding their value to customers. READ MORE

Governance Challenges Concern CUs Worldwide

July 14, 2010
Director performance standards, capabilities, and remuneration dominated discussion during twin general session discussions Tuesday at The 1 Credit Union Conference. READ MORE

Reach Out to the Hispanic Market: Four Steps

July 13, 2010
The Hispanic market is the largest, fastest-growing, youngest, and most underserved market in the U.S. It presents a great growth opportunity for credit unions seeking to remain viable in the future. READ MORE

Membership Growth: Take Advantage of the Times

June 30, 2010
Positive media coverage of CUs in the wake of bank bailouts has created a window of opportunity for member growth. 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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