It’s fun to quote bad lyrics to songs on a Friday. In fact this one comes to mind, doesn’t it? And for our purposes today, so does this one. I wonder what Scott Stapp from Creed is doing at this very minute. Watching Family Guy? Picking up a 3-pack of wife beaters? Snapping into a Slim Jim? Sorry Scotty, nothin’ but love!
Maybe his song was inspired after a long day on the job with no recognition from his bandmates or his label. Hey, it could have happened. Do you know that 52 percent of workers today feel that they are not being recognized for their efforts? Instead of getting all bummed about it, maybe Scotty Stappy put it in a song? Maybe he directed his disgruntled state of mind towards something positive? Maybe.
But seriously, it’s sad. It’s sad that so many of us feel that we are not receiving adequate recognition on the job—especially since it’s really pretty painless (and not to mention fun!) to give accolades to our fellow workers and employees. And there are so many different ways we can do this.
We posted this question to our Facebook page today: How do you thank your employees or coworkers when they do an awesome job? Do you send a short email? Present a plaque? Slip them a check for ten thousand dollars? (In our collective dreams!) I’ve heard of everything from bobbleheads to buttons to love machines. Don’t ask about that last one. Just google it. Wait. Let me google that for you.
At WorkSimple, we have our way of acknowledging awesome as well with recognition badges. Badges get a bad rap in some circles but ours aren’t tied to any sort of popularity contest or gamification. They’re just there as a virtual dap, a high five, a wink. They’re way pretty and way easy and we use them to let others know we appreciate them. Simple as that. Yep. We keep it simple.
I think ol’ Scotty would be into this. Scotty, holler at us! As for everyone else, what do you think? How do you thank employees and coworkers for a job well done? How do you take them higher?