Articles Tagged with 'technology'

A CUSO Evolution

April 08, 2014
The growth of CUSOs has mirrored the challenges and issues CUs have faced over the years. READ MORE

Biometrics Catalyze CES Conversation

April 01, 2014
Security tool must augment security, enhance convenience and efficiency, and minimize liability. READ MORE

Enhance Members’ Cross-Channel Experience

March 26, 2014
‘Create a consistent, intelligent, and personalized experience for the member.’ READ MORE

Neen James: Conquer the World in 15 Minutes

March 17, 2014
‘Time is the new currency.’ READ MORE

A New Payments Paradigm

March 05, 2014
Mobile payments reached $1 billion in 2013 and are expected to explode to $58 billion by the end of 2017. READ MORE

Madeleine Albright on Managing a World of Change

February 25, 2014
The world has never been as interdependent as it is now, the former Secretary of State says. READ MORE

Safety in Patterns

February 21, 2014
Biometrics delivers on two critical consumer expectations: convenience and security. READ MORE

Connect With Council Networks

February 17, 2014
Be the first to know about—and help drive—advances that will influence your credit union and the entire industry. READ MORE

Technology Helps CUs Become ‘Practically Perfect in Every Way’

February 04, 2014
Don’t be disrupted by digital technology; use it to become a disrupter. READ MORE

The Experts Likely Overlooked These #10TechTrends

February 01, 2014
Here are some hot technology trends that many tech observers might have overlooked. 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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