What Will Be Your Legacy in Your Organization?

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Our legacy is in our own hands.

Someday, you will leave your current organization. You may retire. You may move. You may choose to continue your career elsewhere. Regardless of the reason you leave, your time in your current organization will be remembered by others. How will they remember you?

Personally, I would hope I would be remembered as a helpful and appreciative colleague. But I’m not sure I could point to something in particular that would be a lasting legacy.

When it comes to recognition, however, creating a culture of appreciation and praise through the Power of Thanks is very compelling legacy. A client who recently joined the Globoforce family told us:
“Our senior executives believe their investment in this program will be part of their legacy they leave with the company.”
Of course, with their span of control, senior executives have the ability to dramatically impact the course of the company, the culture, and the everyday employee experience. But that doesn’t let the rest of us “in the trenches” employees off the hook. How we choose to interact with each other every day is our own personal legacy, too. Consider [...]

Compensation Cafe: Influencer Networks

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! — The most powerful agents for change in your organization are your hidden influencers.

How do you drive change most effectively through an organization? It’s not with top-down mandates. Far greater change success is achieved by turning the key influencers in your organization into your change agents. Every company has these internal influencer networks, but [...]

Feedback Is Critical (but Don’t Say Anything Negative)

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Positive feedback has more power than negative criticism for boosting performance.

In an article sure to inspire a good bit of negative “kids today!” comments, the Wall Street Journal recently published an article on a “kinder, softer” approach to performance management and the performance review process. Here’s an excerpt:
“‘Accentuate the positive’ has [...]

Compensation Cafe: Millennials on the Market

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! — Career advancement can be perceived as only possible by changing organizations. Good leaders — and good cultures — give employees reasons to stay.

Recognition and retention are inextricably linked with each other. There is extensive research showing employees who do not feel noticed or valued are far more likely to leave for a workplace [...]

3 Things I’m Grateful For at Work

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – You can’t gain the benefits of gratitude unless you are willing to be more grateful in the first place.

I am thrilled with the availability of our newest book, The Power of Thanks. It’s a tremendous tool for anyone looking to change their work cultures for the better. Whether you’re of a more philosophical [...]

Core Values Leads to Increased Engagement Resulting in Bottom-line Results

by Derek Irvine

Recognize This! – Whatever underpins your company’s culture will impact your company’s success. Building a strong foundation on your core values is proven to increase employee engagement.

In the first chapter of The Power of Thanks, Eric Mosley and I introduce a very important concept that is a foundational principle of the book:
“At the heart [...]

What “Amazing” Did You Miss Today?

by Lynette Silva

Recognize This! – Amazing work is being done by brilliant people around us every day, but it’s easy to miss unless we create more avenues for exceptional effort to be seen, acknowledged and appreciated.

Here’s a photo that encapsulates the world we live in today. (Email subscribers, click through.)

Eric Smith, the photographer who captured this image, [...]