Articles Tagged with 'mobile'

Gear Up for Success

January 07, 2013
Find the right tools to help your CU weather any storm that comes along. READ MORE

Help Members Help Themselves

December 14, 2012
Improve organizational efficiency and free up staff time for higher-level work. READ MORE

CUs and Mobile Monetization

December 13, 2012
Small business members will pay for mobile services that create new efficiencies. READ MORE

The Dangers of Mobile Multitasking

November 27, 2012
To make your mobile platform decision, you must analyze highly complex and technical options. READ MORE

CUs Talk Tech Priorities for 2013

November 19, 2012
“Mobile” is a key theme in the conversation, along with meeting member needs. 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

Coastal FCU Prepares for ICU Day

November 07, 2012
CU will offer penny overdrafts on Oct. 18. READ MORE

Three Features That Will Change Mobile Money

November 05, 2012
Location awareness, augmented reality, and mobile payments will tie mobile members to their CUs. READ MORE

Mobile Demographics Hold Promise

October 24, 2012
Cell phone use is high among minorities, younger generations, and those with low income levels. READ MORE

Three Waves to Mobile Banking Evolution

October 19, 2012
Mobile will either drastically change the movement, or it will be the last nail in the coffin. 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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