Articles Tagged with 'recession'

Will We Double-Dip?

November 10, 2010
There are two sides to the debate. Are you a double-dipper or a recoverian? READ MORE

Today’s ‘Deborrowing’ Consumers

November 01, 2010
The extent of consumers' deleveraging has surprised economists. READ MORE

OK to Walk Away?

October 25, 2010
As the housing market continues to flounder in many parts of the country, 21% of homeowners say they owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth, survey says. READ MORE

What Could Have Been

October 10, 2010
Has government action hurt or helped the economic recovery? READ MORE

Real Estate at a Crossroads?

September 01, 2010
CUs are continuing with strong underwriting standards while helping members as much as possible to stay in their homes. READ MORE

A Tale of Opportunities

August 30, 2010
How might Charles Dickens's sage narrative apply to credit unions today? It's easy to focus only on the difficulties credit unions face right now. Afterall, there are many reasons for gloom. 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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