Workplace culture is in large part the sum of everyday interactions and behaviours. So, in a culture of recognition, everyday workplace interactions include recognition of contributions big and small. But how do you keep recognition front of mind for this to happen? Regular communication about importance and impact of recognition is a big part of it. Otherwise, that nice-to-do of acknowledging a colleague’s contribution gets lost among the many must-do’s on our plates.
A listicle, on the other hand, is content organized in a list-like form. While recognition stories draw attention because people like reading about their fellow colleagues, listicles promise a quick way of getting some practical ideas. Be it 7 ways to mark career milestones or 7 ideas to celebrate Employee Appreciation Day, listicles are easy and effective way of getting the message across.
What communication tools do you have access to? Is there a communications team that can help you develop and implement a recognition communication plan? Regular communication can help build a successful culture of recognition in your organization.
Elena Rhodes is a Senior Specialist, Retirement Programs and Recognition Strategy at the University of Calgary. Join her and Iryna Leonova at the the CPHR Alberta 2018 Conference: HR Undefined for their session on the development, implementation and measurement of the employee recognition strategy at the university.