Articles Tagged with 'acuc'

Scenes from Monday at the ACUC

July 02, 2013
The annual event runs through Wednesday in New York. READ MORE

Gladwell: Bigger Isn’t Always Better

July 01, 2013
'A lot of our intuition is wrong about what an advantage is and what a disadvantage is.' READ MORE

CUs Need to Take Action to Secure Future, Cheney says

July 01, 2013
The "Don't Tax My Credit Union" national campaign has taken credit unions from defending the tax exemption to advocating for it. READ MORE

Cheney, Mellin Kick Off 2013 ACUC

July 01, 2013
More than 1,200 attendees gather for innovative leadership sessions. READ MORE

Scenes from Sunday at the ACUC

July 01, 2013
The conference runs from June 30 to July 3 in New York. READ MORE

CU Magazine, News Now Team Up for ACUC Coverage

July 01, 2013
Visit the websites frequently this week for ACUC updates. READ MORE

CUNA Plans ‘Today Show’ Foray During ACUC

June 27, 2013
CU group will distribute copies of Jean Chatzky’s ‘Money Rules’ and promote the Unite for Good and Don't Tax My CU initiatives. READ MORE

Nice Guys and Gals Can Finish First

June 25, 2013
Wharton School of Business professor Adam Grant examines why some altruistic individuals rise to the top—while others become doormats. READ MORE

Be Part of the Story at ACUC

June 24, 2013
Tweet your thoughts about CUNA’s forward-thinking conference in New York. READ MORE

Welcome to New York!

June 24, 2013
Learn more about Unite for Good during the America's CU Conference. 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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