Articles Tagged with 'digital'

Will Digital Empower or Destroy CUs?

April 20, 2014
Young adults embrace CU qualities such as trust, fairness, and legitimacy. READ MORE

Solving Consumers' Problems Wins Their Wallets

April 19, 2014
The digital revolution has transformed how consumers make purchasing decisions, says content marketing guru Marcus Sheridan. READ MORE

Digital Payments ‘Happening Now’

April 18, 2014
At stake is control of member data and a digital pathway toward other revenue sources. READ MORE

Do Consumers Understand Your Brand?

January 22, 2014
Technology provides the opportunity to revive member loyalty. READ MORE

Prepare for the Next Revolution

January 06, 2014
‘I never think about the future—it comes soon enough.’ READ MORE

Involve the Board in Technology Planning

October 18, 2013
Is your CU making the most of technology? READ MORE

CU Industry at the Tipping Point

November 09, 2012
CUs need a growing number of channels to connect with their members. READ MORE

Improve Your Digital Convenience

November 01, 2012
Nearly 70% of nonmembers between the ages of 18 and 24 are not at all familiar with credit unions. READ MORE

What Tech Innovations Lie Ahead?

September 06, 2012
Look before leaping onto the latest technology bandwagon. READ MORE

Step Away From Your Smartphone

September 01, 2012
While mobile computing allows managers to better cope with job interruptions, it also has unintended effects. 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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