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Matz: NCUA Exams Will Focus on Lending Risks

January 10, 2012
Continued high unemployment and low real estate values will put pressure on CU loan portfolios. READ MORE

Looking Back: CU Magazine’s Top 12 Articles of 2011

January 06, 2012
Everything from CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference in March to the ongoing interchange debate grabbed our readers’ attention during 2011. READ MORE

Poised for an Era of Growth

January 03, 2012
Young people of my generation had more faith in their future than a lot of young people do today. READ MORE

Polish CUs Succeed Through Collaboration

January 01, 2012
Poland now has one of the world’s fastest-growing and most successful CU systems. READ MORE

Connect With Members During the Year of Cooperatives

January 01, 2012
With the New Year also comes a new reason to celebrate—the International Year of Cooperatives. READ MORE

Four Steps to Robust Risk Assessment

December 09, 2011
Assessments should address what can go wrong, how, and the potential impact. READ MORE

Are You Ready for 2012?

December 06, 2011
How will CUs respond to renewed consumer interest so they can grow, retain their member bases, comply with regulations, manage risk, and deliver services members want? READ MORE

Immerse Staff in CU Philosophy

December 01, 2011
CUs now have tremendous opportunities to increase membership. READ MORE

The Real Story About Bank Transfer Day

November 14, 2011
More consumers than ever heard for the first time that they can save money at a CU. READ MORE

Get Ready for a Compliance Deluge

November 09, 2011
The pace, complexity, and timing of today's regulatory changes are unprecedented, requiring CUs to rethink how they do business. 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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