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MBL Battle Goes Into Overtime

February 25, 2013
Bill to expand CUs’ business lending lives while banks’ TAG bill falters. READ MORE

Latino CU Visionary Leaves Legacy

February 15, 2013
Coopera Founder Warren Morrow connected CUs’ need for growth with Latino communities’ need for dignified financial services. READ MORE

Reps. King, Sherman Introduce Supplemental Capital Bill

February 14, 2013
Bill provides recognition that ‘capital is king’ at financial institutions. READ MORE

Royce Reintroduces CU MBL Bill

February 14, 2013
Last year, MBL legislation had strong bipartisan support with 144 co-sponsors in the House and 21 in the Senate. READ MORE

Five Social Media Insights

February 13, 2013
Filene pilot helps CUs improve their presence on social media. 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

GAC Attracts Heavy Hitters

February 13, 2013
'This is our opportunity to educate and enlighten members of Congress about the value of CUs.’ READ MORE

Building and Defending Our Global Community

February 13, 2013
As a global community with shared values, CUs have the opportunity to learn from each other and the power to speak with one voice. READ MORE

Five Reasons CUs Can’t Afford to Wait on Mobile

February 12, 2013
Members increasingly rely on the mobile channel as their primary form of communication. READ MORE

Volunteer Leadership: What’s Old Is New Again

January 13, 2013
One great strength of our movement is the volunteer board of directors. 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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