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Cheney: ‘We’ve Energized the Movement’

April 15, 2014
‘Keep your eye on Washington, but keep your ear on CUs all around the country.’ READ MORE

'Never Been More Optimistic'

February 24, 2014
Cheney welcomes more than 4,400 attendees to the GAC. READ MORE

Welcome to CUNA’s 2014 Governmental Affairs Conference

February 13, 2014
‘The movement owes its momentum to the combined voices of leaders like you.’ READ MORE

Online ‘Don’t Tax My CU’ Rally to be Held Today

October 02, 2013
Members nationwide will show support for CUs. READ MORE

Scenes from Monday at the ACUC

July 02, 2013
The annual event runs through Wednesday in New York. READ MORE

Cheney, Mellin Kick Off 2013 ACUC

July 01, 2013
More than 1,200 attendees gather for innovative leadership sessions. READ MORE

Welcome to New York!

June 24, 2013
Learn more about Unite for Good during the America's CU Conference. READ MORE

Unite for Good

May 05, 2013
Fostering service excellence might be the most difficult but the most important step, Cheney says. READ MORE

Time for Action on ‘the Vision’

April 22, 2013
Values-based service is part of our DNA—and this shift thus fits right into our wheelhouse. READ MORE

Global Women’s Leadership Network Addressed at Breakfast Event

February 28, 2013
Women CU leaders from more than 23 states around the country gathered at the National Museum of Women in the Arts during the GAC. 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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