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Cheney: ‘Unite for Good’

February 25, 2013
‘It’s time we unite around a strategic vision that helps us achieve a shared agenda.’ READ MORE

GAC Attracts More Than 600 First-Timers

February 25, 2013
‘It’s important for you to be here to talk to your representatives.’ READ MORE

CUNA Hopes Election Day Victories Will Advance Legislative Priorities

November 19, 2012
National MBL Hike the Hill scheduled for Nov. 27-28. READ MORE

Regulatory ‘Pendulum’ Will Continue to Swing

July 27, 2012
Both regulated and regulator agree the right balance can be difficult to find. READ MORE

CUs on the Rise

March 20, 2012
An impressive 80% of consumers put CUs in a favorable light, a CUNA voter survey shows. READ MORE

More Scenes from the America's CU Conference

June 21, 2011
On Monday, ACUC attendees heard from experts on motivation, supplemental capital, and member service. READ MORE

Cheney: State of CUs is ‘Extremely Good’

June 21, 2011
CUs must be consistent in their messages to Congress. READ MORE

Cheney envisions big voice, message on Capitol Hill

March 01, 2011
CUs need to change the conversation when they meet with their legislators. READ MORE

Cheney’s interchange message: 'Stop this'

March 01, 2011
Cheney cited several of CUNA's successes—and noted a couple of areas "where we fell short." READ MORE

ICU Day Webcast Panel to Focus on CU Heritage

October 19, 2010
A panel of credit union and cooperative industry dignitaries will gather this year at Credit Union House on Washington, D.C.'s Capitol Hill to discuss their collective member service heritage. 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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