Articles Tagged with 'social media'

Put Social Media to Work for You

May 01, 2012
Don’t look at social media tools as just more on your to-do list. View them as tools in your personal toolbox to improve leadership, suggests The Wall Street Journal.  READ MORE

'Trust Agents'

April 24, 2012
Today's online influencers are Web natives who trade in trust, reputation, and relationships—using social media to accrue the influence that builds up or brings down businesses online. READ MORE

Social Media Off the Clock

April 08, 2012
Your CU's social media presence likely expands to employees’ personal pages. But being off-duty doesn’t give staff carte blanche to post anything they want about the CUor those affiliated with it. READ MORE

Make Social Media Count

March 06, 2012
Think of social media as a living, breathing organism that’s constantly growing and changing direction. READ MORE

Less Money, More Social Media Access

December 01, 2011
Findings from Cisco's 2nd annual Connected World Technology Report. READ MORE

Social Media’s Role in Crisis Management

November 22, 2011
Your CU’s reputation isn’t determined only by information you “push” to members. It also depends on their reactions. READ MORE

‘Spokesgal’ Engages Potential Members

November 08, 2011
A Fort Worth Community CU initiative helps it connect with and empower women, increase product and service awareness, and grow membership. READ MORE

‘Dr. Penny’ Offers Gen Y Diagnosis

November 01, 2011
Tia Anderson’s prescription for attracting members of generation Y: Conduct banking on their terms. READ MORE

Harness the Power of Social Media

October 24, 2011
'We never expected Facebook to be so big.' READ MORE

 Welcome to Web 3.0

September 26, 2011
Web 3.0 uses “semantic technology,” which combines information from many sources on the Web in real time. 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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