I will be speaking at the Motivation Show tomorrow at 2:45 p.m. CST. My topic is “The New Dimensions of Performance Improvement: How Employee Recognition Programs Help Companies Do More.”
As the pressure to “do more with less” continues to control corporate thinking, some HR managers tend to just focus on the “with less” part of the equation. I think it’s time that we talked about “doing more” with this valuable asset, and that’s exactly what I will be doing in Chicago.
Businesses need every advantage they can get and employee engagement as a standalone objective is not enough. Think about it; shouldn’t your recognition strategies also help prepare the enterprise for the challenges and opportunities that await in what has become a highly virtual, knowledge-leveraged, global economy? In a world where the ability to access, maintain, and leverage top talent is the defining advantage – so shouldn’t recognition planners be bringing more to the planning table?
The answer is “yes” and I will be discussing how this is done. I will talk about how advanced uses of recognition can prepare the organization to thrive amidst the endless volume and velocity of change. I will outline how it will help managers succeed in organizing, directing and motivating teams to obtain greater collaboration. I will explain how recognition helps organizations commercialize the otherwise undetected “personal patents” within their organization. I will cover all of this, along with offering advice on how feedback loops can be used to better direct recognition resources, close performance gaps and build better business cases.
Of course, if you can’t make it to the motivation show I’d be happy to walk you through the highlights at any time. Call me at 201.934. 4269 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to talk discuss any of these points.