Articles Tagged with 'congress'

Our Focus Is on Value and Trust

March 01, 2013
The agenda is clear: Help the middle class emerge successfully from the devastation of the Great Recession. READ MORE

Cantor: CUs in Washington at a Critical Time

February 28, 2013
Congress has much to learn from CUs, the House Majority Leader says. READ MORE

Bachus: Congress May Revisit Interchange Cap This Year

February 26, 2013
The interchange fee cap affected local institutions, and basically didn't affect larger financial institutions, said Bachus. READ MORE

Educate, Then Advocate

February 25, 2013
CU advocacy depends on education first, according to CUNA’s advocacy staff. READ MORE

GAC Attracts More Than 600 First-Timers

February 25, 2013
‘It’s important for you to be here to talk to your representatives.’ READ MORE

New Faces in Congress Make D.C. Presence Critical

February 13, 2013
If we don’t set the agenda on Capitol Hill, our opponents will do it for us. READ MORE

How to Navigate 2013

December 26, 2012
Not everyone sees economic gloom and doom on the horizon. READ MORE

The Fiscal Cliff: What’s the Worst-Case Scenario for CUs?

December 19, 2012
‘The probability is better than 50% that we’ll kick the can down the road with some modest spending cuts and tax increases.’ READ MORE

A Powerful Partnership in the State Capitals

December 03, 2012
Nearly half of the members from the last Congress originally came from their state legislatures. READ MORE

Answer the Calls to Action

July 01, 2012
 Bring to bear the strength of the movement and act on CU issues. 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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