Employee recognition: The KISSSSSSSSSS method

There’s more to praise than just keeping it simple. Apply these techniques so your praise lands well and reinforces the actions and behaviors you want to see repeated.

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Recognition may be among today’s most heavily researched leadership and supervision topics. And the results are consistently disturbing:

Making these findings all the more disconcerting is additional research that underscores the vital role that recognition can play within an organization. For instance, Shawn Achor, the author of “Before Happiness,” who’s studied the relationship between happiness and success globally, discovered that just one piece of praise given to a team daily can increase productivity by 30 percent.

Other studies positively correlate recognition with retention, talent acquisition/recruiting, and engagement.

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