Articles Tagged with 'business'

CU Progress(ing)

October 23, 2012
Filene Research Institute’s archives provide a few hints as to where the credit union system stands today. READ MORE

Remittance Transfers: What Has Changed Since February?

September 20, 2012
Prepare now for the regulation, which goes into effect Feb. 7, 2013. READ MORE

NCUA Redefines ‘Fleet’ for MBLs

September 18, 2012
Updated definition allows for five or more vehicles that are centrally controlled and used for a business purpose. READ MORE

Cyclists Ride for Cooperatives

August 07, 2012
‘It’s a shame that the member business lending cap limits our ability to work with credit unions.’ READ MORE

Answer the Calls to Action

July 01, 2012
 Bring to bear the strength of the movement and act on CU issues. READ MORE

Brogan: Facilitate Member Desire, Success, and Legacy

June 22, 2012
CUs think of banks as their competition, but really the competition is access and trust. READ MORE

Train Your Brain for Happiness, Success

June 20, 2012
The three main predictors of happiness are optimism, social support, and the ability to see stress as a challenge. READ MORE

Stop Talking and Start Doing

June 19, 2012
Focus on the small things, advises management guru Tom Peters. Tiny touches can have a huge payoff. READ MORE

Serving Small Biz Important to Latino CUs

June 17, 2012
Sixty percent of small businesses can’t get needed credit. READ MORE

‘Stay Curious’ and Other Keys to Marketing Success

June 15, 2012
“Despite our never-ending deadlines and projects, remember to have fun and build relationships along the way.” 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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