Employees want it, managers know it is important. Usually, it doesn’t cost a dime. You’d expect to be drowning in recognition at work if you look at it that way.
And contrary to popular belief, it’s not the one with the monetary reward. In most cases, the person who is verbally appreciated is going to be more motivated.
However, a recent Gallup poll showed that lack of workplace appreciation is a major concern among employees.
It’s not that surprising when you think about the possible reasons. Some of your coworkers could feel too competitive to notice you. Your boss could think that keeping you on the payroll proves they’re satisfied with your performance. Some of your colleagues could be uncomfortable or unfamiliar with handing out praises.
If you want to feel valued, you may need to shake things up. So, start with these suggestions for creating more recognition for yourself and your colleagues.
Giving Recognition to Others:
If you encourage a more grateful and caring office culture, some of the benefits are bound to come your way. And you’ll avoid the potential pitfalls of conspicuous self-promotion.
Gaining Recognition for Yourself:
You can still call attention to your accomplishments in a constructive way. Learn how to increase your visibility without having to brag.
Unconditional self-esteem is the most profound recognition you can receive at work or home. But it’s nice to know that your colleagues appreciate you too. Being acknowledged for your contributions makes your job more enjoyable. It also increases your chances for advancement.