Articles Tagged with 'economy'

The Domino Effect

December 04, 2012
How can we position our CUs for optimal performance and success? READ MORE

Be Sure to Plan for the ‘Outlier’

December 03, 2012
Economists’ predictions represent the most likely scenario—one that’s highly likely to be...wrong. READ MORE

Lending and the Economy: Right Direction, Wrong Speed

November 08, 2012
Pent-up demand, recovering housing market bode well for auto loans and mortgages. READ MORE

Lending: Focus on Current Members First

October 25, 2012
Adopt a “we are one” plan by offering the same interest rates and terms for direct and indirect loans. READ MORE

Tricky Choices

July 16, 2012
This week’s Research Roundup examines economic realities and offers insights on older Americans. READ MORE

Catalysts for Change

July 01, 2012
Is your decision making the result of an unexpected catalyst or forward thinking? READ MORE

Back on Track?

May 01, 2012
CUNA economists recently dusted off their crystal ball. The prognostications probably won’t shock you, but you might be pleasantly surprised. READ MORE

Will You Renew the President’s Contract?

March 21, 2012
This has been a bizarre political year, political pundit Charlie Cook told GAC attendees. READ MORE

Chabot Promotes MBL Bill Despite Banker Objections

March 21, 2012
Ohio republican shares fears about divided government, huge deficits, and the economy. READ MORE

Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree

February 20, 2012
A bird’s eye view of the international economic crisis. 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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