Why We Must Bring More Romance to Work

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Romance at work is about focusing not on the end goal, but the experience in getting there (and the people we get there with).

Today, I’m continuing my series of book reviews in preparation for the WorkHuman panel with the authors on “Unexpected Innovations: Changing How We Think about a Human Workplace.” (Be sure to register and use blog code DIBLOG100 for a $100 discount.)

It is possible to be both a romantic and a solid businessperson. In his book The Business Romantic: Give Everything, Quantify Nothing, and Create Something Greater Than Yourself, Tim Leberecht writes about business romance, but not the kind you might expect.

In my review of his book, I’d like to start at the end – the Acknowledgements. I admit to rarely reading book acknowledgements – at least before I started working at Globoforce. Now, I love them. They tend to serve as a perfect mirror of what “good recognition” looks like. Tim’s acknowledgements, however, gave me one of the greatest insights in his entire book:
“So here are my closing credits, the moment I’ve been waiting for. As I was writing them, it occurred to me that it [...]

Compensation Cafe: Fair Pay, Differentiated Rewards

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! — Differentiating recognition and rewards for top performers is critical while still allowing for all to participate in the opportunity to be recognized for work well done.

I intentionally stirred the compensation and recognition pot in my last post on Compensation Cafe. With a title like “An Argument for Unfair Pay,” I’m sure you can [...]


You Asked: Answering Your Questions about The Power of Thanks (Part 2)

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Social recognition is a very powerful means of creating and managing culture, when structured in a considered, thoughtful way.

Continuing on my last post, below are the remaining questions asked in our recent webinar about our new book, The Power of Thanks. (Download a recording of the webinar.)

Q10: How should companies balance positive [...]


Compensation Cafe: Power of Positivity at Work

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! — Research shows positive practices benefit your company, simply by caring for others.

What’s the real Power of Thanks? It’s the ability of a simple expression of “thanks,” sincerely and specifically given, to create deeper connections between people. It’s through these connections that we are more fulfilled, more engaged and, yes, more grateful ourselves.

This [...]


Top 3 Cruelest Office April Fools Pranks

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – It’s time to deliver on the promise of positive work cultures through the Power of Thanks.

Today is the day when pranksters push the boundaries of acceptable office “humor” – from wrapping an entire cube in tin foil (actual photo from our office today) to less funny and potentially more harmful pranks that can [...]