How Performance Recognition Impacts Innovation and Employee Engagement

What is a big company without a solid set of employees? How would Google, Microsoft, or Amazon function if they were run by one man behind a computer? The answer might be, they would function quite well for awhile—after all, that is how most of the biggest companies are started. But what about once they pick up?

At the core, a company’s employees are everything. They are the ones that keep things running, that make the company what it is—whether good or bad. So it is only common decency that you should reward them with the due amount of respect and recognition that they deserve. But it is more than common decency that makes performance recognition a crucial facet of any successful business. As you can see from the slides, there is a lot of research that has proven the effect of proper employee recognition programs on things such as employee engagement, drive, work relationships, and employee retention (to name just a few).

Without the engagement of your employees, innovation cannot succeed. So, what are you doing to engage your employees?

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Braden KelleyBraden Kelley is a popular innovation speaker, embeds innovation across the organization with innovation training, and builds B2B pull marketing strategies that drive increased revenue, visibility and inbound sales leads. He has recently begun distributing Innovation eLearning and is the author of Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire from John Wiley & Sons. He tweets from @innovate.

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  1. Bob Bennett on March 11, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    A little recognition goes a long way! Small words of encouragement, hand-written notes, even a “great job today!” on their way out the door–all of it helps make your team feel like their presence is valued.

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