Articles Tagged with 'planning'

CUs Search for the Next Generation of Board Members

September 01, 2012
CUs will find it hard to compete in the future without new blood on the board. READ MORE

Important Topics for CU Strategic Planning

June 08, 2012
Lending will continue to be a struggle, but loans are on the uptick for most CUs. READ MORE

Build Up Security Policies and Budgets

May 07, 2012
Knowing that your CU is only as strong as its weakest link illustrates how important it is to have a strong security system in place. READ MORE

CUNA Offers Full Range of Training and Planning Resources

May 01, 2012
CU have opportunities to improve planning, member loyalty, member communication, and lending compliance. READ MORE

When Disaster Strikes

November 12, 2011
When Louisianans think about floods, they usually think of “water falling from the sky or blown in by the wind,” says Mignhon Tourné, CEO at $300 million asset ASI FCU. READ MORE

CEO Succession Planning Can’t Wait

August 22, 2011
Planning now will help ensure you have ‘the right people on the bus’ moving forward. READ MORE

Top 10 Planning Topics

June 01, 2011
CU strategic planning teams must be aware of these 10 critical issues. READ MORE

CEO Succession Plans Lacking at CUs

November 02, 2010
Survey says boards don't spend enough time preparing for succession. READ MORE

Revisit CU Emergency Preparedness Plans

September 24, 2010
With an active hurricane season well underway, it's a good reminder for boards and CUs to revisit business continuity and disaster preparedness plans. READ MORE

From Paper to Practice

June 17, 2009

View your strategic plan as a road map written at the beginning of a journey.

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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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