Articles Tagged with 'business'

Marketing Award Winners Deliver Growth, Visibility

April 27, 2011
The common denominator among those named top marketers by the CUNA Marketing and Business Development Council: The dogged pursuit of growth. READ MORE

‘Please Don’t Call Me Shirley’

April 20, 2011
What happens when a CU meeting planner has a surprise encounter with funnyman/actor Leslie Nielsen? READ MORE

Cooking Up Success at GAC

April 11, 2011
CUs work best when they work together—unified toward common goals READ MORE

House Introduces MBL Bill

April 08, 2011
Reps. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) introduced the legislation, which will provide much-needed business financing at no cost to taxpayers. READ MORE

Act Like a Shark: Keep Moving

April 06, 2011
You may think you don't have enough time, money, or people to innovate. But limited resources can force us to be more creative. READ MORE

Eight Tenets of Successful Business Development

March 28, 2011
Who's responsible for business development? Everyone at the CU. READ MORE

Scenes from the CUNA Marketing Council Conference

March 25, 2011
Speakers addressed everything from innovation to connecting with members online. READ MORE

Council Honors Top Marketers

March 22, 2011
Amy McGraw (left), Joye Cox, and Brynn Ammon are lauded for their marketing and business development prowess. READ MORE

Senate Introduces MBL Legislation

March 09, 2011
Legislation would raise the member business lending cap to 27.5% of total assets for CUs meeting certain criteria. READ MORE

Innovation Teams Need Clarity

March 07, 2011
Create a strong connection between your growth initiatives and your brand strategy. 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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