Articles Tagged with 'council'

World Council Efforts in Kenya Encourage Access and Democracy

April 01, 2014
African CUs, called SACCOs, give many citizens their first experience in community grassroots democratic decision making. READ MORE

Mashburn, Allison, McGraw win top individual honors

March 18, 2014
Kristen Mashburn, Josh Allison, and Amy McGraw were honored at the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Conference. READ MORE

A Conference With Surprising Star Power

December 08, 2013
In addition to quality content, attendees were treated to a few surprises that conference planners didn't anticipate. READ MORE

Security, Productivity Should Reinforce Each Other

September 24, 2013
Security and productivity typically are diametrically opposed to each other. READ MORE

Heath: Corporate Decision-Making ‘Seriously Flawed’

September 23, 2013
Don’t engage in ‘narrow framing.’ READ MORE

Exploring a Payments Strategy

April 08, 2013
The days of relying on a steady income stream from debit card interchange fees are fading. READ MORE

Best of the Best

September 01, 2012
This is our first annual compilation of award-winning credit unions. READ MORE

CUs Help Build Better Lives in Rural Ethiopia

July 01, 2012
The future of this African country is looking brighter thanks to help from the credit union movement. READ MORE

CUNA Technology Council Honors Best Practice Award Winners

October 17, 2011
Affinity Plus FCU, Pen Air FCU, and Pioneer West Virginia FCU lauded for innovative efforts. READ MORE

‘Top-Level Thinking, Bottom-Line Success’

June 14, 2011
CUNA CFO Council conference addresses everything from interchange to innovation to investments. 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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