Articles Tagged with 'money'

‘Project Money’ Participants Stage $44,000 Turnaround

April 01, 2014
CU program puts members on solid financial footing. READ MORE

You Go, Girl!

November 25, 2013
Nearly two-thirds of women say they are the primary breadwinner in their households. READ MORE

Study Reveals Strong Demand for Real-Time Payments

April 23, 2013
Payment services are especially popular among members of Generation Y. READ MORE

Money Mission Pursues Collaboration with Milwaukee Schools

April 01, 2013
Landmark CU CEO Don Cohen wants all Milwaukee Public Schools high-school seniors to receive a Money Mission Certificate of Achievement at graduation. READ MORE

Chatzky Writes the Book on Personal Finance

February 13, 2013
See how simple, straightforward financial advice applies to your CU, members, and community. READ MORE

Three Features That Will Change Mobile Money

November 05, 2012
Location awareness, augmented reality, and mobile payments will tie mobile members to their CUs. READ MORE

'Winner-Take-All Politics'

April 23, 2012
Special interests and their influence benefit the few at a cost to the common good. READ MORE

'Winner-Take-All Politics'

November 17, 2011
Special interests and their influence benefit the few at a cost to the common good. READ MORE

Face the Fickle Finger of Fate

November 23, 2009
CU role-playing game gives young people a taste of real-life finances. READ MORE

Teach Youth the Finer Points of Financial Literacy

October 01, 2007
Simulation gives young adults a taste of the financial challenges they'll face in the future. 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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