Articles Tagged with 'congress'

Consider the Risks Before Serving Marijuana Businesses

April 01, 2014
But it’s up to each institution to decide whether it’s worth the risk. READ MORE

Economy Dodges Bullet but Deficits Loom

December 12, 2013
The federal government shutdown and budget debacle this fall led to a near miss for the U.S. and world economies. READ MORE

Online ‘Don’t Tax My CU’ Rally to be Held Today

October 02, 2013
Members nationwide will show support for CUs. READ MORE

‘Don’t Tax Tuesday’ 2.0 a Resounding Success

September 12, 2013
The fight continues, but it looks like CUs won this round. READ MORE

Ensweiler: ‘Protect our Tax Exemption; Preserve our Philosophy’

September 10, 2013
‘We can’t sit by the sidelines on this one.’ READ MORE

CUNA Launches Round Two Of ‘Don't Tax’ Campaign

September 06, 2013
CUNA has planned a number of initiatives in September to keep the 'Don't Tax My CU' message before Congress. READ MORE

Delivering Substance on Regulatory Relief

June 06, 2013
When it comes to regulatory relief, CUs deliver substance with the rhetoric. READ MORE

The Message Is Simple: ‘Don’t Tax My CU’

May 23, 2013
CUs must engage their 96 million members in fight to support CU tax status. READ MORE

CUNA, Leagues Mobilizing 96 Million Members to Preserve CU Tax Status

May 19, 2013
‘Policy is being formulated on Capitol Hill now, so we must act now.’ READ MORE

Our Focus Is on Value and Trust

March 20, 2013
CUNA's agenda is clear: Help the middle class emerge successfully from the devastation of the Great Recession. 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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