Employee Engagement surveys often highlight a lack of recognition as a significant disengagement factor for employees. Isn't it time we turned this stat on it's head?
Does recognition or a lack of recognition hold power over you?
I don't know about you, but allowing my motivation levels to be negatively impacted by whether or not someone else recognises my effort feels a lot like giving my power away.
I think its time to take back that power.
Recognition is a powerful tool to motivate and energise.
How simple is it to say thank you, I see you, that was an exceptional piece of work, I appreciate all of your effort...?
Totally simple to say, yet an often neglected and overlooked tool to motivate and energise others. I thought this little video clip would be a good reminder that you have this little super power in your artillery and you can never run out; use it.
On the other hand, if you feel drained and dis-engaged due to a lack of motivation. You're putting in the effort, going the extra mile... a thank you would be nice.
It totally would, but allowing yourself to lose energy and focus because someone else is not using their super-power should never be the reason that you stop moving.
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About the author:
Usha Maharaj CA(SA) is an Executive and Leadership Coach in South Africa who went from small town trainee accountant to Director in a Big-4 audit firm. Her 16+ year corporate career had all of the highs and lows of a high performing workplace where she shattered setbacks, crushed challenges and conquered fears to enjoy a highly successful career. She now inspires ambitious individuals and executives to reach their own highest level of influence in corporate South Africa.
Find out more at www.ushamaharaj.com.