Articles Tagged with 'cooperative'

Scenes from NACUSO 2014

April 16, 2014
Conference draws nearly 450 attendees to Lake Buena Vista, Fla. READ MORE

Unbankable: The Noble Birth of Credit Unions

December 25, 2013
Learn the "rest of the story" about CU icons Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen and Alfonse Desjardins. READ MORE

A Look Back With Jeff Post

December 09, 2013
Post’s mantra: ‘Right person, right job, right results, right now.’ READ MORE

CUs in Boom and Bust Economies

November 11, 2013
Assets at the $305 million credit union in Williston, N.D., increased 27% in 2010 and 25% in 2011 at the height of the land-lease boom. READ MORE

Co-Ops Take Center Stage at CUNA

October 21, 2013
CUs can benefit by forming partnerships with other co-ops. READ MORE

Seven Steps to a Cooperative Culture

October 16, 2013
CUs prove that a cooperative business model is a thriving and successful alternative to the for-profit sector. READ MORE

In Constant Pursuit of Good Design

October 02, 2013
‘It’s ok to positively disrupt the system.’ READ MORE

Win the Battle for Members' Wallets

July 16, 2013
Technology has changed the delivery of financial services to consumers, opening the door for outside competition. READ MORE

CU Movement Loses an Icon

May 11, 2013
Colleagues say Heins was ‘ceaseless in his devotion to CUs and cooperatives worldwide.’ READ MORE

Are CUs Using Their Ultimate Competitive Advantage?

October 01, 2012
Does the cooperative model offer real advantages when compared with the stock bank model? 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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