Articles Tagged with 'gac'

Let’s Honor Our Heroes

April 04, 2014
Help us decide who’ll be the next CU Hero of the Year. READ MORE

Involve Members in Unite for Good

March 04, 2014
'Unite for Good' aims to bring us together to achieve a shared agenda. READ MORE

Pierce’s Plan

February 25, 2014
'Together, we’ll make CUNA even better than it is today,' says CUNA's new chairman. READ MORE

Tuesday's Scenes from the GAC

February 25, 2014
Madeleine Albright and Congressional representatives took the stage in D.C. READ MORE

VIDEO: CSCU Talks EMV at GAC

February 25, 2014
Card processer educates CUs on importance of card technology change. READ MORE

What Do You Value Most About the GAC?

February 25, 2014
Hear from some of the record 4,400 attendees about why they came to D.C. READ MORE

New GAC Attendees Encouraged to Help ‘Remove Barriers’

February 24, 2014
Nearly 700 first-time attendees were welcomed to the conference Sunday. READ MORE

Young Professionals Make A Big ‘Crash’ at GAC

February 24, 2014
A record number of young CU professionals participate in this year’s premiere CU event. READ MORE

Strategic Philanthropy is Key to 'Unite for Good'

February 23, 2014
How to create awareness so Americans choose CUs as their best financial partners. READ MORE

CUNA's Top Legislative and Regulatory Priorities

February 23, 2014
Emphasize the benefits of the federal tax exemption while fending off bankers’ attacks at the state and local level. 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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