Articles Tagged with 'technology'

Four Technology Trends to Watch

September 29, 2011
Social networks are changing how businesses talk, interact, sell, and build brands. READ MORE

Spotlight: John Fiore

July 26, 2011
At Motorola Employees CU, mobile apps are on the fast track. READ MORE

Three Technology Trends Your CU Can't Ignore

July 22, 2011
The more anticipatory you can be with technology, the more creatively you can use it to gain competitive advantage. READ MORE

Long Live the CIO

July 17, 2011
It’s clear IT professionals are increasingly feeling pressure as their role evolves. READ MORE

Check 21: Image Is Everything

July 11, 2011
Even though the volume of checks written gradually declines each year, CUs should continue to invest in check-capture technologies that automate item processing and lower costs. READ MORE

Want More Loans? Embrace Technology

July 01, 2011
The route to loan growth is increasingly mobile. READ MORE

The Digital Wallet: Promises, Promises

June 09, 2011

Despite promises of digital wallets in time for holiday shopping, fully functional mobile payments may still face slow adoption.

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The Dawn of a New Payment Era

June 01, 2011
With a big shift in payment preferences, CEOs are in touch with technology trends as they develop their CUs’ short- and long-term payment strategies. READ MORE

Tech Trends 2011: Business & IT Converge

May 24, 2011
Ten 're-emerging enablers' and 'disruptive deployments' will play a crucial role in how businesses operate over the next 18 months. READ MORE

Top Tech Innovations

December 01, 2010
The CUNA Technology Council executive committee offers a brief glimpse at technologies on the cusp of wider acceptance. 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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