Strategic HR

Want a Motivated, Productive Workforce? Use Employee Recognition and Praise

By Bob Urichuck

If you want a happier, more productive work environment that motivates and keeps employees, focus on recognizing what they and—just as importantly—you do right. While we see ranking of the factors that drive performance shifting with each study over time, recognition holds its own as a powerful motivator at all levels of the organization.

Think about it. When someone gives you a compliment or recognizes you for doing something, how do you feel? Imagine, for a moment, being complimented by all your family, friends, staff and customers all day, every day. Without it going to your head, how do you think you would perform?

Bob Urichuck is an internationally sought after speaker, trainer—founder of the “Buyer Focused” Velocity Selling System—and best-selling author in six languages.

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