“People crave positive feedback, recognition they put in extra effort, acknowledgement of leaders and peers, the glow that comes with knowing an achievement has been seen, appreciated and celebrated.”
Meghan M. Biro, Forbes.com
THE POWER OF ‘THANK YOU’
When we make an extra effort, we like people to notice. For many people an acknowledgement of the difference they have made is more motivating than financial reward.
Yep, you read that correctly. Many of your employees will feel more appreciated if you thank them for what they’ve done, than if you give them a bonus but say nothing.
Guest post by Andre Janus
No doubt recognizing your employees is important, but doesn’t it seem like a daunting task sometimes? There are certificates to print, awards to order, special events to plan and more. When you hear that you should make employee recognition activities a daily priority, you might even cringe. How are you supposed to find the time, energy or money to award your top performers day after day?
It’s not as difficult or expensive as it might sound. In fact, many daily employee recognition activities don’t cost anything and won’t take up much time. That’s because the big idea behind daily employee recognition is to point out the little things that your team members do well. It’s all about celebrating the day-to-day stuff that adds up to big results in the long run. It’s also about pointing out the kinds of behaviors you’d like to see from all of your employees.
When it comes to increasing workplace productivity, employee motivation gets the lion’s share of the attention. Motivated employees work harder, deliver better results, and have a direct impact on the bottom line.
Good managers invest time and effort into understanding their employees’ motivation (the fundamental reasons why they turn up and do their job) and adapt their management style and incentive programs to match those factors. It’s a sound strategy, and if done right it’s very successful.
Guest post by Adrienne Erin
Google didn’t become a tech giant because its founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, did everything on their own. Instead, they formed a company, hired the right people and motivated them to turn Google into a household word.
The company not only motivates its employees, but it also treats them well. Google was named “Best Company to Work For” in 2015 by the Great Place to Work Institute and Fortune Magazine.
Every business can learn from the achievements of Google’s management strategy, whether that business is in the high-tech space or not. After all, one of the best ways to be successful is to imitate the successes of others.
Here are some ways Google recognizes and motivates its employees.
We are excited to announce WooBoard has just been acquired by REFFIND.
This is an exciting opportunity for our company and for our valued customers.
REFFIND is a market leading mobile employee engagement platform, committed to revolutionising how organisations recruit, engage, educate, reward and recognise their employees.
The WooBoard platform will be added to REFFIND’s Employ, Engage and Educate portfolio; and our existing customers will now have access to a greater portfolio of solutions.
All our customers and users will continue to have access to the people, technology and expert resources they’ve come to know and trust at WooBoard, while also having the opportunity to benefit from REFFIND’s employee experience platform and resources.
As we begin this new chapter, we look forward to sharing the considerable opportunities that lie ahead. We thank you for your loyalty and we look forward to continuing to build a product that contributes to the happiness and productivity of your workplace.
If you have any questions about this acquisition please contact us directly.
-The WooBoard Team
Guest post by Adrienne Erin
In today’s modern world, where the 40-hour work week consumes the better part of our lives, it seems somehow strange that so many of us can work for years in relative anonymity alongside our coworkers.
Those companies who remain closed to the idea of team-building exercises and the prospect of developing a close family unit in the workplace typically tend to experience higher rates of staff turnover. As time passes, we may find ourselves looking back with regret for not making the journey more enjoyable.
We hope you had a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We’re excited to kick off the New Year with a blog post that’s a little left of centre. We’ve been busy expanding our team and are always so happy to see enthusiastic candidates that go that one step further to show you how much they like the company and want to be a part of the team.
One of our new applicants, completely unprompted, decided to write us a blog post based on his understanding of the benefits of employee recognition and engagement in the workplace. We thought that it was too good not to share. Though, to be honest, the title of the post even had us a little skeptical and puzzled at first. So a big Woo to Jeff from Chicago for the following post!