Articles Tagged with 'IT'

Address These Questions in ‘BYOD’ Policies

March 24, 2014
Whether or not it’s against your credit union’s policy, at least some of your employees are using their personal devices at work. READ MORE

Keep Key Staff

January 02, 2014
Consider the importance of turnover and staffing trends in your strategic planning process. READ MORE

Security Remains A Top Concern

October 01, 2013
The rapid increase of online and mobile transactions underscore the need for tight controls. READ MORE

Tech Priorities

September 30, 2013
Anticipate larger IT budgets for new tech initiatives and maintenance of existing services and software. READ MORE

Don't Delegate Security Responsibilities

September 15, 2013
Make sure your vendor continues to invest in its infrastructure so it provides a high level of service and availability. READ MORE

The Path to The Cloud

September 09, 2013
'The cloud turns computing into a utility.' READ MORE

Head in the Clouds

April 26, 2013
With the cloud, you can develop, deliver, deploy, and consume as fits your business. 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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