Successful Bosses Act Quickly to Reward Good Work
One simple action can dramatically increase any manager’s success in gaining the support and engagement of employees: recognizing great work. That means calling out excellent accomplishments by your employees right away—and doing so in consistent and regular increments. A handwritten note trumps an email. Public recognition in a meeting or peer group makes people feel even more appreciated. And an award presented in a public setting is most effective in conveying a sense of a good job properly acknowledged. Not only does recognition have a powerful effect on those being called out, it also has a motivating impact on peers who see great work being rewarded.